Beautiful Bethlehem

Beautiful Bethlehem, in Judea's clime

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Beautiful Bethlehem, in Judea's clime]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beautiful Bethlehem,
In Judea’s clime!
Oh! what a favored spot,
In the olden time.
Thine was the angel-song
In the starry night,
Thine was the shepherd’s joy,
Thine a wondrous sight.

Beautiful Bethlehem,
How I love the word!
Beautiful Bethlehem,
Birth-place of the Lord.

2 Beautiful Bethlehem,
In Judea’s land!
Where the glad Magi once
Saw the bright star stand.
Thine were the gifts so rare
By the wise men made,
Thine was their worship true
To Messiah paid. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful Bethlehem,
Glad my feet would stray
Unto the sacred spot,
Where the dear babe lay.
Oh! that the angel-song,
It were mine to hear!
Oh! that the guiding star,
Might to me appear! [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #145

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful Bethlehem, in Judea's clime
Title: Beautiful Bethlehem
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful Bethlehem
Copyright: Public Domain



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