The Birthday of a King
Words by William Harold Neidlinger, 1890
Tune: NEIDLINGER by William Harold Neidlinger, 1890
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
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.
Refrain: 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 birthplace, but O how much God gave to us that day, From the manger bed what a path has led, What a perfect, holy way.