I Know Not How That Bethlehem's Babe

I know not how that Bethlehem's babe

Author: Harry W. Farrington
Published in 40 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I know not how that Bethl'hem's babe
could in the Godhead be;
I only know the manger child
has brought God's life to me.

2 I know not how that Calvary's cross
a world from sin could free;
I only know its matchless love
has brought God's love to me.

3 I know not how that Joseph's tomb
could solve death's mystery;
I only know a living Christ,
our immortality.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #704

Author: Harry W. Farrington

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Tune

EXETER (Mason)


SHIRLEYN (Harper)


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2852
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Small Church Music #5786
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Moravian Book of Worship #704

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Small Church Music #5786

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The Cyber Hymnal #2852

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