89. A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem

1 A Babe is born in Bethlehem,
Rejoice, rejoice, Jerusalem,
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

2 A lowly virgin gave Him birth,
Gave Him birth,
Who rules the heavens and the earth,
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

3 He in a simple manger lay,
Manger lay,
Whom angels praise with joy for aye.
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

4 And wise men from the East did bring,
East did bring,
Gold, myrrh, and incense to the king.
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

5 Now all our fears have pass'd away,
Passed away,
The Savior blest was born today.
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

6 God’s blessed children we became,
We became,
And shall in heaven praise His name.
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

7 Then like the angels we shall be,
We shall be,
God's holy presence we shall see,
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

8 The angels there with great delight,
Great delight,
Will teach the song they sang this night.
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

9 With gladsome praises we adore,
We adore,
Our Lord and Savior evermore,
Hallelujah, hallelujah.

Text Information
First Line: A Babe is born in Bethlehem
Title: A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem
Original Language: Danish
Translator (from Latin): N. F. S. Grundtvig
Meter: 8, 8, 8, 8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1927
Topic: Christmas
Notes: Danish first line: Et Barn er født i Bethlehem
Tune Information
Name: [A babe is born in Bethlehem]
Meter: 8, 8, 8, 8.
Key: G Major
Source: Danish Folk Melody

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