- Keith Crosby Brown
- Elizabeth Rhodes Jackson
- Carl Fischer
- D ,
- Vocal Ranges:
- High ,
- Vocal Pitch Ranges:
- A3 - D5 ,
- C4 - F5
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Lyrics by Elizabeth Rhodes Jackson
Music by Keith Crosby Brown
On Christmas eve in Bethlehem,
the angel host above,
Brought tidings to a burdened world
Of God’s all present love;
And daily still and hourly,
In list’ning hearts and true,
The angel messengers are heard,
And love revealed anew.
Beside the sea of Galilee,
Above the stormy wave,
The living presence of the Christ
Was strong to heal and save;
And in this day and in this hour,
Wherever there is need,
The same dear Christ is here and near
To save and heal and lead.
Among the hills of Bethany,
Where women mourned their dead,
Their friend denied the lie of death,
and gave them life instead.
And still to many a grieving heart
The living Truth is known that lights the darkened sepulcher,
And gives us back our own.
The Holy Land of long ago Saw Christ, or Truth revealed;
And those who sorrowed came to seek,
And those who sought were healed.
And still we only have to reach
To touch Christ’s healing hand;
To ev’ry seeking heart God speaks;
Here is our Holy Land.