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284. 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 a little village of Bethlehem
Title: The Birthday of a King
Author: William Harold Neidlinger
Refrain First Line: Alleluia! O how the angels sang
Meter: with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Christ: Birth
Tune Information
Composer: William Harold Neidlinger
Arranger: Robert F. Douglas
Meter: with Refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arr. ⓒ Copyright 1986 by Word Music (a div. of WORD MUSIC)
Notes: Optional segue to "O Holy Night!" No transition is needed.

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