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Hurrying to Bethlehem!

Discussion in 'Music' started by jane1969, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. There is a Christmas song that has the lyrics
    ‘Hurrying to Bethlehem
    The shepherds went
    They knew what the message from the angels meant
    Waved their crooks in the air
    Felt God’s presence everywhere
    On the way to Bethlehem’
    There is a tune I canot reproduce on here and I think more verses. After much googling and not much luck the only thing I can find is a song title in ‘The National Songbook’ (cover has a photo of a black and white child singing) but there are no lyrics or preview to hear so I do not know if this is the same song without buying the book. Can anyone help please? With either the other verses, where to find the music on CD or whether the one mentioned matches my lyrics. Many thanks

     
  2. There is a Christmas song that has the lyrics
    ‘Hurrying to Bethlehem
    The shepherds went
    They knew what the message from the angels meant
    Waved their crooks in the air
    Felt God’s presence everywhere
    On the way to Bethlehem’
    There is a tune I canot reproduce on here and I think more verses. After much googling and not much luck the only thing I can find is a song title in ‘The National Songbook’ (cover has a photo of a black and white child singing) but there are no lyrics or preview to hear so I do not know if this is the same song without buying the book. Can anyone help please? With either the other verses, where to find the music on CD or whether the one mentioned matches my lyrics. Many thanks

     
  3. portugirl

    portugirl New commenter

    Hey - did this years ago and might still have the lyrics somewhere at school. Will check tomorrow and let you know.
     
  4. Thank you!
     
  5. bod99

    bod99 New commenter

    Isn't this one from Tinsel and Teatowels Galore (KS1 show)? Seem to remember it from that.

     
  6. I was looking for this music last year and didn't manage to find it - thought I would start very early this year to try and get it. Did you manage to find the song anywhere?
     
  7. hkhan53

    hkhan53 New commenter

    Hi,

    I know this is a long shot but did anyone ever find the music/lyrics to Hurrying to Bethlehem?
    It's school tradition to sing it but it is always acapella!

    Thanks
     
  8. I remember these 2 verses of the caro but forgot the third. I’m the one enquiring. Here are the two verses:

    Hurrying to Bethlehem

    The shepherds went

    They knew what the message from the angels meant

    They waved their crooks in the air

    Felt God’s presence everywhere

    On the way to Bethlehem


    Hurrying to Bethlehem

    The shepherds went

    They knew what the message from the angels meant

    They clapped their hands in the air

    Felt God’s presence everywhere

    On the way to Bethlehem
     
  9. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    I don't know if this is any help at all, as I am not involved in either music or RE.

    But the words remind me of a Polish carol - Przybieżeli do Betlejem Pasterze

    If this is the right melody, I might be able to find a link on a Polish site: youtube link
     

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