Who wrote the carol ‘The Little Road to Bethlehem’ and who composed the music?

It might surprise you that the Christmas carol 'The Little Road to Bethlehem' was written in 1946. Here's who wrote it and who composed the music

The Little Road to Bethlehem' lyrics and music

When was ‘The Little Road to Bethlehem’ Christmas carol written and composed?

The words for the Christmas carol  ‘The Little Road to Bethlehem’ were written by Margaret Rose in around 1946, while the music was composed by Michael Head.

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‘The Little Road to Bethlehem’ is a carol equally loved and cherished by children and adults. British composer Michael Head, who gave piano recitals in factories during the Blitz, hit the right note with this charming miniature for four-part choir. Although the words, by Margaret Rose, were inspired by the sight of lambs in an Essex field, her gentle poetry takes us to the star-lit skies over Bethlehem, the call of the sheep bell and Mary’s lullaby.

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We named The Little Road to Bethlehem’ one of the best Christmas carols ever and you can find the lyrics to ‘The Little Road to Bethlehem’ here 

Find more lyrics to your favourite Christmas carols here