Born in Bethlehem

Our Christmas album, including original songs and classic Christmas songs.

Luke Powell – vocals, keyboards, piano, mixing, mastering
Richard Pratt – all guitars
Richard Powell – bass
Kevin Hill – drums

Raziela Kosterman – violin on “Silent Night”
Gavin Towsen – vocal on “Silent Night”

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Isaiah 9:6-7

words and music by Richard Pratt

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given
Wonderful Counsellor, mighty God
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, let us praise the new born King
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, let all creation sing
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, He reigns forevermore
For unto us a Child is born

And of His Kingdom there’ll be no end
The King upon His throne
Upheld with Justice and with Righteousness
From this time on, and forevermore


For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given
And the government shall be upon His shoulder
And His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end
On the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it
With justice and with righteousness, from this time forth and forevermore
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV)


O Come All Ye Faithful

O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels

O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exaltation
Sing all ye citizens of Heaven above
Glory to God, glory in the highest


Yea, Lord we greet thee, born this happy morning
Jesus to thee be glory divine
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing


True God of true God, light of light eternal
Lo! He abhors not the virgin’s womb
Son of the Father, begotten not created


Joy to the World

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! The Saviour reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, and wonders of His love

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Glo…ria in exelcius deo
Glo…ria in exelcius deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King


See Him in a manger laid
Jesus Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Saviour’s birth


Born in Bethlehem

words and music by Luke Powell

There’s a star shining bright in the heavens tonight
Glowing from afar in the east
And it shines high above on the wings of God’s love
Bringing hope, bringing joy and bringing peace

There’s a feeling in the air like a thousand gentle prayers
As silence falls over the land
Come gather one and all at the stable
The hour is close at hand

He is Christ, He is Lord, He is Saviour of all
He’s the Holy One, born in Bethlehem
All of Heaven starts to sing, glory glory to the King
Praise the Holy One, born in Bethlehem

Lift your head, peer inside, in a manger He lies
Baby Jesus, sleeping soft and sound
Every angel starts to smile at the wonder of the Child
As the glory of the Lord shines around

They come from far and wide just to kneel at His side
And worship the newborn Son
As a voice whispers through the darkness
The reign of Jesus has begun!


Away in a Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes
I love You, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my side until morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask You to stay
Close by me forever and love me I pray
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven to live with Thee there

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly host sing Hallelujah
Christ the Saviour is born, Christ the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus,
Lord at thy birth, Jesus Lord at thy birth

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee to-night.

O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.
For Christ is born of Mary and gathered all above,
While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love.

How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His Heaven.
No ear may hear His coming; but in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem! Descend to us we pray!
Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell;
O, come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Hark the herald angels sing, glory to the new born King
Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all you nations rise, join the triumph of the skies
With angelic hosts proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the new born king

Christ, by highest Heaven adored, Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time, behold Him come, offspring of the virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, hail the incarnate deity
Pleased as Man with man to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel


Glory to the new born king
Glory to the new born king
Glory to the new born king
Oh glory 

Mild He lays His glory by, born that man no more die
Born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of righteousness
Light and life to all He brings, risen with healing in his wings