297. A Babe is born in Bethlehem

1 A Babe is born in Bethlehem,
In Bethlehem,
Therefore rejoice, Jerusalem.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

2 He doth within a manger lie,
A manger lie,
Whose throne is set above the sky.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

3 Stillness was all the manger round,
The manger round,
The creature its Creator found.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

4 The wise men came, led by the star,
Led by the star,
Gold, myrrh, and incense, brought from far.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

5 His mother is the Virgin mild,
The Virgin mild,
And He the Father’s only Child.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

6 The serpent’s wound He beareth not,
He beareth not,
Yet takes our blood, and shares our lot.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

7 Our human flesh He enters in,
He enters in,
But bears no single taint of sin.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

8 To fallen man Himself He bowed,
Himself He bowed,
That He might lift us up to God.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

9 On this most blessed Jubilee,
Best jubilee,
All glory be, O God, to Thee.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

10 O Holy Three, we Thee adore,
We Thee adore,
This day, henceforth, for evermore.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Text Information
First Line: A Babe is born in Bethlehem
Original Language: Latin
Meter: 8, 4, 8, 8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: Doxologies; The Church Year: CHRISTMAS; The Church Year: Epiphany
Notes: Latin, 14th Century. Tr. C. P. Krauth, alt.; Norwegian text title: Et Barn er födt i Bethlehem
Tune Information
Composer: L. M. Lindeman (1812-87.)
Meter: 8, 4, 8, 8.
Key: C Major
Notes: Norwegian tune name: Et Barn er födt i Bethlehem

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