The Bible Christmas story of:
It is all here, along with many of the prophetic statements by Zechariah concerning the coming Messiah:
Please scroll down the page to find the links to the free printable PDFs in the keys of G, A, and Bb.
Here is a closeup of the second and third lines of the song, in the friendlier key of Bb:
The lyrics to the song read:
1. Lo, I bring you tidings, Hear God's tender mercies outpoured:
He has sent a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Down the Dayspring comes to men, made a child of earth.
Sing, Creation, for His birth! Alleluia!
2. Can this be Messiah, David's son as prophets did tell?
Shall a tiny Babe be our Emmanuel?
Let us go to Bethlehem, We will see this thing,
Haste, that we may greet our King, Alleluia.
3. Mary pondered greatly all the words the shepherds had said,
Watching close her baby, in his manger bed.
Here asleep the Son of God, and the Son of man,
Heav'n and earth within Him stand. Alleluia.
These song lyrics rely greatly on the actual text of the Bible.
In Luke 2:7-19:
The aged priest Zechariah spoke many of the words of this song, in the first chapter of the book of Luke in the New Testament portion of the Christian Bible.
The occasion was at the birth of his son.
After nine or more months of being mute (there is a funny story behind that), Zechariah's lips were opened when he wrote down the name of his baby son, John, for all to see.
This little baby would grow up to become "John the Baptizer" or "John the Baptist", the one who spoke of Jesus (apparently his own cousin) as "the Lamb of God".
Here are the lyrics to this Bible Christmas story:
You can find an arrangement of "Lo I Bring You Tidings" with guitar tabs and also a hymn-like choral arrangement in several keys, at the site Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.
Please feel free to use this sheet music in your church or other worship group.
The links to the piano music:
The link to the shepherd story lyrics:
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