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The Birthday of a King

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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.

Refrain:
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]

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Author: William Harold Neidlinger

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First Line: In the little village of Bethlehem
Title: The Birthday of a King
Author: William Harold Neidlinger
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D with refrain
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, O how the angels sang
Liturgical Use: Scripture Songs

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