1 In the little village of Bethlehem,
there lay a Child one day,
and the sky was bright with a holy light
o'er the place where Jesus lay.
Alleluia! O how the angels sang.
Alleluia! How it rang!
And the sky was bright with a holy light,
'twas the birthday of a King.
2 'Twas a humble birth-place, but O how much
God gave to us that day;
from the manger bed what a path has led,
what a perfect, holy way. [Refrain]
|First Line:||In the little village of Bethlehem|
|Title:||The Birthday of a King|
|Author:||William Harold Neidlinger, 1900-|
|Scripture:||Matthew 2:9; Luke 2:13-14|
|Refrain First Line:||Alleluia! O how the angles sang|
|Name:||[In the little village of Bethlehem]|
|Composer:||William Harold Neidlinger, 1900-|
|Arranger:||Robert F. Douglas, 1941-|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Copyright:||Music Arr. © 1986 Word Music|
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