"Betelehemu" is a setting for men's voices of a Nigerian Christmas Carol, written by Babatunde Olatunji with Wendell Whalum. Olatunji, who was a college student at Morehouse College at the time he wrote the carol, composed it for the Morehouse College Glee Club. Composed in the 1950s but not published commercially until 1992, the work was first performed by the Virginia Glee Club during the Christmas Concert (1993).
The work features lyrics and percussion from the Yoruba tradition, and includes a section for an improvised vocal solo.
We are glad we have a Father to trust