Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of Ab
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of Ab
Text: Christopher Staley
Music: Jan O. Bender
Tune: Wittenberg New
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
1 A birth, it is a glorious thing, A gift from God, the heavens ring.
But in this world so marred by sin, A birth can evil stoke within.
So was the birth of Christ our Lord, Who was by heav'n and some adored
He was a threat, one to be killed, No matter what the blood it spilled.
2 But God forewarned the upright man, A step in God's eternal plan.
The baby would to manhood grow, The Lord to save the world we know.
But on this day we must recall The little ones who gave their all.
The evil spent it's mortal blow, But unrelenting, grace will flow.
Original words sung to the tune of "O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth" (LBW 396)
Based on the Gospel Reading for Christmas 1C