Bethlehem so lovely, Bethlehem so dear

Bethlehem so lovely, Bethlehem so dear

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [Bethlehem so lovely, Bethlehem so dear]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Bethlehem so lowly,
Bethlehem so dear;
Bethlehem so holy
Christ thy King draws near.
Angels bear the tidings
Of His wondrous birth,
Ever singing glory,
Peace, goodwill on earth,
Peace, goodwill on earth.

Bethlehem, the joy of every nation,
Bethlehem, though humble by thy station,
Bethlehem, tonight thou art exalted.
Glory, Glory be to God on High,
Glory, Glory be to God on High.

2 Bethlehem, what glory
Fills thy courts tonight;
Shepherds tell the story,
Of the wondrous sight.
How the hosts of heaven
Sang o’er all the plain,
“Christ the world’s Redeemer,
Comes on earth to reign,”
Comes on earth to reign. [Refrain]

3 Bethlehem, we love thee,
Though so far away;
Bethlehem, above thee
Shines the light of day.
For the night of darkness
Now is past and o’er;
And the Prince of Glory
Reigns forevermore,
Reigns forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #201

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bethlehem so lovely, Bethlehem so dear
Author: Adam Geibel
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