I will raise up…a King who will reign wisely.@Jeremiah 23:5
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1918 Sheet Music

William H. Neidlinger, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Neidlinger (1863-1924)

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.

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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.

’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.

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Nativity
Antonio da Correggio (1489-1534)