10692. A Child Is Born In Bethlehem

1 A Child is born in Bethlehem
And joyful is Jerusalem.
He lies within a lowly stall,
The King who reigneth over all.

2 The ox and ass beheld that sight,
And knew Him for the Lord of Might.
The wise men hasten to their king,
And gold, and myrrh, and incense bring.

3 Sprung from no mortal father, He
Is born of pure virginity.
Unwounded by the serpent’s tooth,
He comes to us a man in sooth.

4 Like to the flesh man dwelleth in,
But all unlike to man in sin.
That He might bring our mortal race
Back to the image of His face.

5 A Child is born in Bethlehem,
And joyful is Jerusalem.
Now upon this, His natal day,
Bless we our infant Lord alway.

Text Information
First Line: A Child is born in Bethlehem
Title: A Child Is Born In Bethlehem
Latin Title: Puer natus in Bethlehem
Translator: Richard F. Littledale
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Possibly from a 14th Century Benedictine processional from the monastery of St. Georg, Hradlisch, near Olmütz , Czech Republic); Tr.: Lyra Messianica by Orby Shipley (London: Longman, Green, Longman, roberts & Green, 1864)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: SHALEM
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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