094518 Minutes With Messiah: Happy Birthday in Christ
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Happy Birthday In Christ

by Tim O'Hearn

[Piano version of music] [Vocal sound file sung by the composer] [Video sung by the composer] [Score of song]

Happy birthday in Christ
Due to his sacrifice.
Immersed in his death;
Raised to walk in new life.

Where I worship, we almost always sing “We Love You With the Love of the Lord” after a baptism. I learned recently that We Care Ministries sings “Happy Birthday” to the new brother/sister in Christ. I wrote this as an appropriate alternative.

If the melody sounds somewhat familiar, that is because the tune could be called “Variations on a Theme Called Happy Birthday.” It is based on the familiar tune used at most birthdays in the United States.