Come to the manger in Bethlehem

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1 Come to the manger in Bethlehem,
A sweet Child lies therein,
A holy Child come down to earth
To save the world from sin;
A little Child with a heart so large,
It takes the whole world in.

2 But the heart of the world is far too small
To take in that little Child,
It sends Him away; there is no room
For His face so sweet and mild;
They would turn Him out if they only could
To the storm so rude and wild.

3 Come to the manger in Bethlehem,
Never mind the frost and snow,
We will think of the Child, and the thought of Him
Shall warm us as we go;
We will kiss His holy hands and feet,
And tell Him we love Him so!

4 And the more the cold world turns Him out,
The more we will take Him in,
When our hearts are full of the holy Child
They will have no room for sin;
Come to the manger of Bethlehem,
For a sweet Child lies therein!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9750

Author: Elizabeth Harcourt Mitchell

Mitchell, Elizabeth Harcourt, née Rolls, daughter of John E. W. Rolls, of the Hendre, Monmouth, was b. Dec. 15, 1833, and married to F. J. Mitchell, of Llanfrechfa Grange, Caerleon, Monmouthshire, in 1860. Mrs. Mitchell's prose works, published by Masters, Hayes, and the Society from Promoting Christian Knowledge number about 20. Her poetical works are First Fruits, Wild Thyme, The Ballad of the Battle of Trafalgar. To Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881, she contributed the following:— 1. As Hebrew children strewed their palms. Church Decorators. 2. In the desert all alone. St. John Baptist. 3. King of glory, Saviour dear. Martyrs. 4. Come to the Manger in Bethlehem. Christmas Carol. 5. Good news from the hills of J… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come to the manger in Bethlehem
Author: Elizabeth Harcourt Mitchell

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The Cyber Hymnal #9750

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