Once upon a Christmas    (video)

 

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1.        Once upon a Christmas          far away in Bethlehem,

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    Mary being great with child        had no place to lie down.

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    So Joseph found a stable in which Mary had her child,

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    Once upon a Christmas was the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

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2. Once upon a Christmas in a manger far away,

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    a King was born, His palace was a manger filled with hay.

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    His royal robe was swaddling cloth, a halo was His crown,

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    once upon a Christmas away in Bethlehem.

 

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And all the world rejoiced because the King was born at last,

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a savior had been promised, now it had come to pass.

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And the joyful news that He was born spread quickly far and wide,

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once upon a Christmas was the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

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3.       Once upon a Christmas from the Far East wise men came,

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    with gold and myrrh and frankincense to praise the newborn King.

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    And shepherds left their flocks and came to see and worship Him,

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    once upon a Christmas away in Bethlehem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And all the world rejoiced because the King was born at last,

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a savior had been promised,        now it had come to pass.

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And the joyful news that He was born spread quickly far and wide,

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once upon a Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

(instrumental passage left out here)

 

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+  Hosana ! Hosanna ! Hosanna !

 

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And all the world rejoiced because the King was born at last,

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a savior had been promised,        now it had come to pass.

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And the joyful news that He was born spread quickly far and wide,

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once upon a Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

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+  Once upon a Christmas far away in Bethlehem.

 

 

    (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers)