The First Christmas Time

Copyright 1996 Steve Case

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This is one of several songs written in two parts, for singing at the start and finish of the performance. The midi file includes both parts -the second part (reprise) follows on from Part 1 after a short gap.

Part One (at the start of the performance)

Christmas time is here, the ending of another year,
And city stores are crowded once again.
But, tell me, did you know what happened many years ago,
In a far-off little town called Bethlehem?
Thinking of the first Christmas time;
A child was born in an over-crowded town,
God from heaven came down, the first Christmas time.


Reprise (at the end of the performance)

Christmas time is here, the ending of another year,
We sing familiar carols once again.
But, tell me, did you know what happened many years ago
To the shepherds in a field near Bethlehem?
Thinking of the first Christmas time
When angels sang, and sweet music filled the air,
Oh I wish I'd been there, the first Christmas time.

Christmas time is here, the ending of another year,
And who knows what the year ahead may hold?
But, tell me, did you know what happened many years ago,
Have you heard the greatest story ever told?
Thinking of the first Christmas time,
When Jesus came, bringing hope into this earth
Through His wonderful birth, the first Christmas time.

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