224. The Birthday of a King

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]

Text Information
First Line: In the little village of Bethlehem
Title: The Birthday of a King
Author: William Harold Neidlinger, 1900-
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture: Matthew 2:9; Luke 2:13-14
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia! O how the angles sang
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
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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