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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

A Birth, It Is a Glorious Thing

Source:
Sola Original

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of Ab

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of Ab
Text: Christopher Staley
Music: Jan O. Bender
Tune: Wittenberg New
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Category: Christmas;    Theme: Incarnation
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23

1 A birth, it is a glorious thing, A gift from God, the heavens ring.
But in this world so marred by sin, A birth can evil stoke within.
So was the birth of Christ our Lord, Who was by heav'n and some adored
He was a threat, one to be killed, No matter what the blood it spilled.

2 But God forewarned the upright man, A step in God's eternal plan.
The baby would to manhood grow, The Lord to save the world we know.
But on this day we must recall The little ones who gave their all.
The evil spent it's mortal blow, But unrelenting, grace will flow.


Original words sung to the tune of "O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth" (LBW 396)
Based on the Gospel Reading for Christmas 1C