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O Sing a Song of Bethlehem

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 179
Text: Louis F. Benson
Music: English melody; arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams

1.	O sing a song of Bethlehem, 
	of shepherds watching there, 
	and of the news that came to them 
	from angels in the air.  
	The light that shone on Bethlehem 
	fills all the world today; 
	of Jesus' birth and peace on earth 
	the angels sing alway.

2.	O sing a song of Nazareth, 
	of sunny days of joy; 
	O sing of fragrant flowers' breath, 
	and of the sinless Boy.  
	For now the flowers of Nazareth 
	in every heart may grow; 
	now spreads the fame of his dear name 
	on all the winds that blow.

3.	O sing a song of Galilee, 
	of lake and woods and hill, 
	of him who walked upon the sea 
	and bade the waves be still. 
	For though like waves on Galilee, 
	dark seas of trouble roll, 
	when faith has heard the Master's work, 
	falls peace upon the soul.

4.	O sing a song of Calvary, 
	its glory and dismay, 
	of him who hung upon the tree, 
	and took our sins away.  
	For he who died on Calvary 
	is risen from the grave, 
	and Christ, our Lord, by heaven adored, 
	is mighty now to save.

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