Bethlehemian Rhapsody II

(parody of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: ApologetiX has already done two versions of "Bohemian Rhapsody," both about David's encounter with Goliath. But something happened in Bethlehem that was even more significant than that. Maybe this version will be popular around Christmas time.

Joseph sings:
Is this where my life meets up with history?
Me and my young bride, the fulfillment of prophecy.
Lift up your eyes, a star in the skies to see.
I'm just the Lord's boy, I work in carpentry.
But He had promised from long ago, He'd be nigh, here below.
If He'll pay for sin, no other thing will matter to me, to me.

His mama has known no man.
We were waiting 'til we wed, now we'll have a son instead.
His mama is God's chosen one,
And now she's round and growing every day.
His mama, ooooh, isn't queen — she would deny.
And we'll reach Bethlehem this time tomorrow,
Moving on, moving on, 'cause the Romans want a census.

Today, in Bethlehem,
We've finally arrived, need some shelter for my wife.
Guess what? Everybody came days ago.
Now the inn is full, we find no sheltering roof.
His mama, ooooh (He will pay for sins, though), in a stable has to lie.
My son might wish for a manger and not a stall.

The shepherds sing:
We saw a mighty light, a messenger to man —
It's the truth, it's the truth, and it came from an angel!
He said, "Don't be frightened," promises enlightening, deep!
It's a Savior (it's a Savior), it's a Savior (it's a Savior),
It's a Savior, Christ the Lord!
We need to go!
"Look for a small boy, swaddling for clothing."
We found a small boy there among cows and sheep,
Sent bringing life, solving Genesis 3!
He has come, here below, now we truly know
Fulfillment! Oh, at last we truly know (He has shown)
Fulfillment! At last we truly know (He has shown)
Fulfillment! At last we truly know (He has shown)
Last we truly know (He has shown)
Last we truly know (from years ago!)
Oh, oh, oh, the LORD bestows!
And He will free us, He will free us from the sin debt that we owe.
We'll tell the truth, there's a Heaven and it's ripe for me, for me, for me!

Joseph sings:
So you think you'll dethrone God by killing my child?
So you think you can find Him when He's by the Nile?
Oh, Herod baby, can't do this to my baby.
Just getting Him out, just getting Him out of Judea.

Old dreams have been scattered, now I'll watch and see.
Servant of the Master, servant of the Master, that's me.
(He will pay for sins, though)

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