In A Town Called Bethlehem in BSL

In A Town Called Bethlehem in British Sign Language

In A Town Called Bethlehem is our brand new children’s carol, written and composed especially for Christian BSL. This wonderfully catchy song, based on the nativity story, is perfect for Christingle services, all-age worship, carol services, crib services, Sunday schools, children’s groups, nurseries, primary schools, and family Christmases!

But there’s more! Whether you want to play along, sing along, sign along, or just sit back an enjoy we’ve got a version for you. We’ve made all the following available for download: the lyric sheet, the sheet music for piano and guitar, a version of the video without lead vocals, and a version without any music or vocals at all! Great for school choirs, music groups, bands, sing and sign groups, and so many more.

Click/tap the play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

In A Town Called Bethlehem lyric sheet


Also available for download (find out how):
PDF: Sheet music for piano and guitar
Video: Complete Version with BSL, captions, music, and full vocals; video
Video: Silent Version with BSL and captions
Video: Backing Version with BSL, captions, backing track, and backing vocals


Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Performed by David Luke
Music by David Luke
Lyrics by John Wilson
In association with Tom Pearson
and thanks to Kathryn Pearson and Gill Behenna.

Written and composed 2020. Music, lyrics, musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Our commission of music, lyrics, musical arrangement, vocal arrangement, performance, and recording of In A Town Called Bethlehem included a buy out in the contract which means that Christian BSL holds the rights in their entirety. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. You may photocopy/replicate the lyric sheet and sheet music without any additional licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

1 When the angel spoke
And a star shone bright,
When the scene was set
And the time was right,
Heaven’s gift of love found a place to lay
In a town called Bethlehem.

2 Now, the way was hard
And the going tough,
But a feeding trough
Was good enough…
For this precious gift, sent from heav’n one day
To a town called Bethlehem.

So, we thank you for this child,
Born according to God’s will;
We’ll be sure to tell our friends as well:
He is with us still!

Jesus – praise Your name;
We’re so glad you came
As a baby to Bethlehem.

3 Then the shepherds ran
Though the light had gone,
And the wise men cheered
Though their road was long.
God was close to us on that holy night,
When the star shone bright
And the time was right.
Heaven’s gift of love found a place to lay
In a town called Bethlehem.

So, we thank you for this child,
Born according to God’s will;
We’ll be sure to tell our friends as well:
He is with us still!
Jesus – praise Your name;
We’re so glad you came
As a baby to… as a baby to… as a baby to… Bethlehem.

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