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The Birthday of the King

In the town of Bethlehem, one starry night

Author: Anna H. Munson
Tune: [In the town of Bethl’em, one starry night]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the town of Bethl’em, one starry night,
The Prince of Peace was sent to earth;
With a wondrous glory, a star was shining bright,
Beaming over the manger of His birth.

’Tis the birthday of the King,
’Tis the birthday of the King;
He was sent from Heav’n above,
God’s own precious gift of love,
’Tis the birthday of the King.

2 Shepherds saw with wonder in Heav’n the star,
To Him their gifts the sages bring;
At His feet to worship they journeyed from afar,
Gladly singing hosannas to their king. [Refrain]

3 Angels joined the chorus from out the sky,
Goodwill and peace proclaimed to men;
Let us swell the anthem of voices from on high
As we welcome His birthday once again. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13246

Author: Anna H. Munson

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Text Information

First Line: In the town of Bethlehem, one starry night
Title: The Birthday of the King
Author: Anna H. Munson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the birthday of the King
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13246
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #13246

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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