A Child Is Born In Bethlehem

A Child is born in Bethlehem And joyful is Jerusalem

Translator: Richard F. Littledale
Tune: SHALEM
Published in 1 hymnal

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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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10692

Translator: Richard F. Littledale

Littledale, Richard Frederick, LL.D., D.C.L., son of John Richard Littledale, merchant, was born at Dublin on the 14th of Sept, 1833, and was educated at Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. His University course was distinguished. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854 he was first class in Classics and gold medallist; in 1856 he won the Berkeley gold medal (for Greek), and other honours. He graduated B.A., 1855, M.A., 1858, LL.D., 1862, and D.C.L. at Oxford, 1862. Taking Holy Orders in 1856, he was Curate of St. Matthew's, in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, from 1856 to 1857, and of St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, from 1857 to 1861. Through ill-health he retired from parochial work in 1861, and devoted himself to liter… Go to person page >

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First Line: A Child is born in Bethlehem And joyful is Jerusalem
Title: A Child Is Born In Bethlehem
Latin Title: Puer natus in Bethlehem
Translator: Richard F. Littledale
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Possibly from a 14th Century Benedictine processional from the monastery of St. Georg, Hradlisch, near Olmütz , Czech Republic)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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