5 pages | PDF | 1.2 MBJesus Born in Bethany is a traditional folk song composed and arranged by John Jacob Niles. It is a beautiful and spiritual piece in a bright and upbeat key of E major and C♯ minor. The song is 79 measures long, and features traditional musical elements such as strummed guitar chords and rolling percussion. The simple melody is both timeless and captivating, transporting the listener to a tranquil and peaceful place. This arrangement speaks to the heart and soul while simultaneously celebrating the story of Jesus' birth.