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Advent Calendar – December 4


Please come back tomorrow for another posting in my Advent calendar

Jean Ritchie: Christ was born in Bethlehem

Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Christ was born in Bethlehem
Christ was born in Bethlehem

And in a manger lay
And in a manger lay, and in a manger lay
Christ was born in Bethlehem
And in a manger lay

Judas he betrayed him,
Judas he betrayed him.
Judas he betrayed him,
They nailed him to the Tree.

They nailed him to the Tree,
They nailed him to the Tree.
Judas he betrayed him,
They nailed him to the Tree..

The Romans crucified Him,
The Romans crucified Him
The men they crucified Him
And nailed Him to the cross

They nailed Him to the cross,
They nailed Him to the cross
The Romans crucified Him
And nailed Him to the cross

Joseph begged His body,
Joseph begged His body,
Joseph begged His body,
He laid Him in the tomb

He laid Him in the tomb,
He laid Him in the tomb
Joseph begged His body,
He laid Him in the tomb

The tomb it could not hold Him,
The tomb it could not hold Him.
The tomb it could not hold Him
He burst the bands of death.

He burst the bands of death,
He burst the bands of death,
The tomb it could not hold Him
He burst the bands of death.

Down came an angel,
Down came an angel.
Down came an angel,
And rolled the stone away.

And rolled the stone away,
He rolled the stone away.
Down came an angel,
And rolled the stone away.

Mary she came weeping,
Mary she came weeping.
Mary she came weeping,
Her Blessed Lord to see.

Her Blessed Lord to see,
Her Blessed Lord to see.
Mary she came weeping
Her Blessed Lord to see.

What’s the matter, Mary?
What’s the matter, Mary?
What’s the matter, Mary?
They’ve stole my Lord away.

They’ve stole my Lord away,
They’ve stole my Lord away.
What’s the matter, Mary?
They’ve stole my Lord away.

Run and tell your brethren,
Run and tell your brethren,
Run and tell your brethren:
He’s risen from the dead.

He’s risen from the dead,
He’s risen from the dead.
Go and tell your brethren:
He’s risen from the dead.

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