45 thoughts on “bethlehemian rhapsody”

  1. any chance of having the lyrics coded onto the video, so us deaf and/or hard of hearing folks could appreciate the parody?

  2. if you search “bethlehemian rhapsody” on youtube, you’ll find other videos with this song, and at least one of them has the lyrics.

  3. Has anyone ever found the full lyrics to this marvellous song ? Pleas post link if found, Muchos Gratias
    Michelline

  4. very nicely done!! I don’t consider this sacriligious or anything that is degrading to christianity as I am a devout presbyterian.I love BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY and QUEEN was and still is one of the best bands ever!!!

  5. “Bethlehemian Rhapsody” is by the band Apologetix, a Christian parody band. They have a lot of really great songs set to popular music, look them up.

  6. Michelline, Yes I found this one… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4DAbfnHzM The guy who did the lyrics for this song ( “PrinceJedimaster” ) has probably 50 or 100 + of the Apologetix songs captioned out like this. I stayed up entirely too late this morning (most of 2 am before I went to sleep!) checking out other videos. I’d never heard of the group before – most wonderful!!

    Enjoy!

    (Hmm going back to re-read the comments, it says that this one is about Christmas, but the lyrics on the other link I just sent was clearly singing about David’s battle with Goliath. Then my son (who is hearing) listened to this one and said it had different lyrics. So I don’t know what to tell you. I struck out again, I guess. *sigh* )

    Also, Karizzle Krist – it’s kind of a bad angle there at 3:26 but for about 10 or 15 seconds before that, the puppet appeared to be playing “air guitar”, because that’s about where the major guitar rift is being played in the original song as well as in the paradoy..

  7. Thank you for everyone’s advice, really looked everywhere and found only parts of the lyrics, it’s still a great video.
    Michelline

  8. This is awesome! One of my all-time favorite Queen songs turned into an amazing Christmas song! I LOVE it!!! And the singers are really top-notch–not an easy song to duplicate but they really did it justice. Kudos!!

  9. it’s great that you have jesus singing the part of freddie mercury… it’s so christian of you to think of the gays this holiday season.

  10. For those who requested, especially the hard of hearing…I did my best to type what I heard. It’s at least close. Only one line that I really couldn’t get. Enjoy!

    Bethlehemian Rhapsody

    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 ooo (this is how God’s love shows) the God who reigns on high has sent his son to you to die for all.

    I see a little silhouette-o of a sheep.
    Shepherds watch, shepherds watch over there like the night time.
    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 and see.

    Wise men come, wise men go, will Herod let him live?
    Hey Herod – No! he will not him live – better go!
    Hey Herod – he will not him live – better go!
    Hey Herod – he will not him live!
    Better go, will not let him live, better go, will not let him live!
    Better go – oh – oh – oh
    Go, go, go, go, go!

    Oh, Mary Joseph, Mary Joseph!
    Mary Joseph better go…to Egypt now
    ??God his savior son who paid for me??
    for me, for me, for me!

    [music interlude]

    So you think that it’s just a tale now days long 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!

    [music interlude]

    Oooo, Jesus, Jesus
    It’s a wondrous story, anyone can see.
    Lets give God the glory!
    It’s a wondrous story to me.

    This is how God’s love shows!

  11. Try this:

    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 shone.

  12. any one could send me the link to download the song if possible thanks . for my church youth group.

  13. More information about the song:
    Mark Bradford emailed me:
    I am the writer and producer. The lead vocalist was Greg Jacyszyn. I did the group
    background vocals, but I don’t remember who all was in the choir,
    other than my wife and me, and probably Greg. The guitarist was Mike
    Johnson, and I performed all the other instruments.

    -Mark Bradford

    http://mark-bradford.com/

  14. I was looking up videos I made for ApologetiX when I saw the videos were mentioned here in a polite way. I wanted to thank you as I get more hate comments than anything. I plan on making more, I have 1 made now, but my wife wanted me to add a dancing banana to the background. I think it might distract from the message. So busy praying on that one. GOD bless you all, and I hope to see you in heaven.

  15. Very clever.
    But the air-guitar sequence is suspect enough to consider a re-shoot~

  16. I really love this song, both songs perchance of queen and the parody of it. I have read all the comments that have come in and I really think that Queen and the late Freddy Mercury would be proud of what was done to their song. i loved them, even though i came in late in admiring them, I love all people no matter what. I am a born again Christian and I do Love everyone because Jesus, God and the Holy Ghost loves all!!!
    Merry Christmas to all

  17. I am thrilled that Christians are embracing Freddy Mercury and all he stood for. Love the new words and love that Jesus loved all. No more haters.

  18. Bethemian rhapsody was shown at are Church.There wasn’t a dry eye.But l would have been so good if my family have seen it.I pray more people would watch it,and know the real meaning of Christmas.God Bless.xMelx

  19. I absolutely LOVE the revamped song and the music. Absolutely top-notch job. Unfortunately though, I think the puppetshow is a little on the cheesy side. I’m sure it’s very entertaining for five year olds and under, but it really did this great meaningful song a disservice.
    I really would like to see a more adult version video of this produced. I might even make one myself if I could get the music. Any suggestions on how to get a copy?

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