1 A child is born in Bethlehem,
Sing nowell!
the royal flower to David's stem.
Alleluia, alleluia!

2 Sing praises through the whole wide earth,
Sing nowel!
for Mary gives the Saviour birth.
Alleluia, alleluia!

3 He lies within a manger bare,
Sing nowell!
and shepherds kneel to worship there.
Alleluia, alleluia!

4 He comes to be our hope of peace,
Sing nowell!
to bring imprisioned souls release.
Alleluia, alleluia!

5 Our guilt has found a certain cure,
Sing nowell!
for Christ makes our salvation sure
Alleluia, alleluia!

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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