O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
Set to the tune “Kingsfold,” this arrangement of O Sing a Song of Bethlehem is suitable for both Christmas and Easter concerts. It features the men of the choir on the first two verses, then explodes in wonderful part writing and beautiful lines for all voice parts to sing. Building in intensity and full of surprises, this setting is a triumphant and powerful retelling of the life of Jesus Christ.
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.
O sing a song of Nazareth, of sunny days of joy; O sing of fragrant flower’s 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.
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.
O sing a song of Calvary, it’s 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 heav’n adored, is mighty now to save.