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"Journey to Bethlehem"
And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from
Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census
first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to
be registered, everyone to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into
Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he
was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary,
his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they
were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And
she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling
cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room
for them in the inn.
Matthew 2:1-6 Wise Men from the East;
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of
Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
saying,"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we
have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem
with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes
of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to
be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is
written by the prophet:
'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.'"
"Journey To Bethlehem" now playing!
©Rhythm On The Rock Productions
Music written and composed by
Paul and Christopher W. French
Paul began playing
percussion at 8 years old.
Standing on wooden boxes
and crates to reach his
conga's and drums, Paul
studied hard and used his
talents for the Lord. He
performed in countless
worship services and
programs throughout his 8
years of learning experience
under the guidance and
direction of Robby Robinson,
keyboard player and band
director for Frankie Valli and
the Four Seasons.
Music by Paul French
Perhaps one of the most well loved songs in this album, Journey To Bethlehem, takes us back in time; when Caesar
Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to his own town
to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David,
because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married
to him and was expecting a child. Shortly after their arrival in Bethlehem Jesus was born, the Savior of the world!
The song begins with a timbale drum fill and the clash of a large cymbal. Conga drums play their soothing rhythms as we
imagine Joseph and Mary on their way to Bethlehem. The sound of strings and piano set the mood and melody for the
journey. The large gongs and voices in the background add to the effects and dynamics, creating ambiance and
atmosphere for what could be a movie sound track! This song has been used often by many for Christmas plays and