An Alternative Queen’s Speech: Bethlehemian Rhapsody

THE CHRISTMAS STORY, as it might have been sung by Freddie Mercury and his 70s rock band Queen:

Is this the real birth? Is it Nativity?
Caught in a census, in the town of His ancestry.

Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see…
He’s just a poor boy, foretold by prophecy.
Because the wise men come, wise men go,
Angels high, shepherds low.
This is how God’s love shows,
It’s a wondrous story to me, to me.

Mary just got the word,
The angel did appear, but he told her not to fear.
Mary, now it’s just begun.
Your Son is gonna wash our sins away.

Mary, ooooh…. this is how God’s love’s shown.
The God who reigns on high,
has sent his Son through you to die for all.

I see a little silhouette of a sheep,
Shepherds watch, shepherds watch over their flocks at nighttime.
Angels shine like lightning,
Very, very frightening – me!

Glory to God! Peace on earth!
Glory to God! Peace on earth!
Unto you is born this day,
The only way!

I’m just a shepherd, nobody loves me.
He’s just a shepherd, from a poor family.
Angels said, go to the stable to see.
Wise men come, wise men go, will Herod let him live?

King Herod, no! He will not let him live – better go!
King Herod, he will not let him live – better go!
King Herod, he will not let him live!

Better go – will not let him live; better go – will not let him live
Better go, go, go, go!
Mary, Joseph, Mary, Joseph, Mary, Joseph better go!
To Egypt now, gotta save your Son who came for me, for me, for me!

So you think that it’s just a tale of days gone by?
But this Child who was born went to Calvary to die.
Oh, Jesus, it’s the story of Jesus –
Wash our sins out, wash our sins right out of here.
Jesus, Jesus.

It’s a wondrous story, anyone can see.
Let’s give God the glory, it’s a wondrous story, to me.

This is how God’s love shows.

This delightful parody was written by Mark Bradford and directed by Darla Robinson. You can download this song here

God bless us, everyone! Happy Christmas 🙂

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