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2. One Holy Night in Bethlehem

One holy night in Bethlehem
the air was filled with song.
Angelic voices sang on high
and shepherds piped along:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid, Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

Their music echoed through the town
into the stable stall,
where Mary sang a lullaby
and rocked her baby small:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid! Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

As Joseph touched the lamb's soft wool,
and fed the donkey hay,
he whistled his own happy tune
and thanked God for this day:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid! Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

Be still, and you will hear tonight
these melodies of old.
Then join your voice in harmony
until the tale is told:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid! Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

Text Information
First Line: One holy night in Bethlehem
Title: One Holy Night in Bethlehem
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86 with refrain
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Topic: Christmas: Nativity from Luke; Women in the Bible: Mary
Source: Time Now to Gather
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing glory, glory, gloria!
Notes: Hymn appears in The Faith We Sing (Abingdon, 2000) and Sing the Faith (Geneva Press, 2003). It is also included in Faith Songs (Abingdon, 2003). An anthem setting is available from Abingdon #0687094984.
Copyright: © 1998 Abingdon Press
Tune Information
Name: WHISTLER'S TUNE
Composer: John D. Horman (1997)
Meter: 86.86 with refrain
Key: C Major
Source: Time Now to Gather
Copyright: © 1998 Abingdon Press






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