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Weihnachten in England

  • ... so feiert man Christmas in England
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  • How far is it to Bethlehem?

    Christmas at King's*

    How far is it to Bethlehem? ist auch als 'The Children's Song of the Nativity' bekannt. Der Text stammt von Frances Chesterton. Die Melodie basiert auf der traditionellen englischen Melodie 'Stowey'.

    Liedtext: How far is it to Bethlehem?

    How far is it to Bethlehem?

    Not very far.

    Shall we find the stable room

    Lit by a star?

    Can we see the little Child?

    Is He within?

    If we lift the wooden latch

    May we go in?

    May we stroke the creatures there

    Ox, ass, or sheep?

    May we peep like them and see

    Jesus asleep?

    If we touch His tiny hand

    Will He awake?

    Will He know we've come so far

    Just for His sake?

    Great kings have precious gifts

    And we have naught

    Little smiles and little tears

    Are all we brought.

    For all weary children

    Mary must weep

    Here, on His bed of straw

    Sleep, children, sleep.

    God in His mother's arms

    Babes in the byre

    Sleep, as they sleep who find

    Their heart's desire.

    How far is it to Bethlehem? anhören

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