Happy belated birthday to composer of this popular Christmas song composed by Noel Dexter in 1977. He celebrated his  special day yesterday December 21.  This rendition is done by the University of Southern Mississippi Chamber Singers performing at the Bay Street Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg MS on Sunday April 21, 2013.  The conductor Desmond Moulton is a Jamaican.  The lyrics are as follows.

Sing de chorus, clap your hand 
Beat de Congo, play de pan
Spread de news to all the land
That Jesus is born
Jesus de Saviour is born

Do you know de story
How de King of glory
Came to earth a Baby born in a manger
But de worl’ then did not know
That ’twas God on earth below
And treat the Son of God on earth like a stranger.

O great God above us
Truly, you do love us
Your cords of love around us no one can sever
May we always do your loving heart
Sing your praise and glorify you forever.

Do you know de story
How de King of Glory
Came to earth a Baby born in a manger
But de worl’ then did not know
That ’twas God on earth below
And treat the Son of God on earth like a stranger.

May this Joy, Peace and Hope be yours!

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