The Manger of Bethlehem is an original Christmas carol by Rob Gardner, with lyrics by Josiah G. Holland (1819-1881). This recording features the Spire Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra and boy soprano Josh Mortensen, conducted by Rob Gardner. Sheet music of a piano/vocal version or full orchestra are available at www.spiremusic.net.

 

Nativity footage from the film "The Nativity Story".

 

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Lyrics

 

There's a song in the air! There's a star in the sky!

There's a mother's soft prayer and a baby's low cry!

And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing,

For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

 

There's a tumult of joy o'er the wonderful birth,

For the virgin's sweet boy is the Lord of the earth.

And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing,

For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

 

And we look to the star while the beautiful sing

To the manger of Bethlehem.

 

We rejoice in the light, and we echo the song

Coming down through the night from the heavenly throng.

And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing,

For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

 

 

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