51. O Sing a Song of Bethlehem

1 O sing a song of Bethlehem,
of shepherds watching there,
and of the news that came to them
from angels in the air:
The light that shone on Bethlehem
fills all the world today;
of Jesus' birth and peace on earth
the angels sing alway.

2 O sing a song of Nazareth,
of days of joy and sun,
O sing of fragrant flowers' breath,
and of the sinless One:
For now the flowers of Nazareth
in every heart may grow;
now spreads the fame of his dear name
on all the winds that blow.

3 O sing a song of Galilee,
of lake and woods and hill,
of One who walked upon the sea
and bade the waves be still:
For though, like waves on Galilee,
rough seas of trouble roll,
when faith has heard the Master's word,
falls peace upon the soul.

4 O sing a song of Calvary,
its glory and dismay,
of One who hung upon the tree,
and took our sins away:
For Christ who died on Calvary
is risen from the grave;
God's sovereign Child, who reconciled,
is mighty now to save.

Text Information
First Line: O sing a song of Bethlehem
Title: O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
Author: Louis F. Benson (1899, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: John 6:16-21; Luke 2:8-32; Mark 4:39; Acts 10:29-43; Matthew 22:33; Acts 5:30-31
Topic: Adoration and Praise: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ: Life and Ministry; Jesus Christ: Presentation of (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: e minor

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