In Bethlehem, the Lowly

In Bethlehem, the lowly, A Child for us is born

Paraphraser: F. W. Herzberger
Tune: [Zu Bethlehem geboren] (51243)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In Bethlehem, the lowly,
A Child for us is born,
The Son of God incarnate,
This happy Christmas morn,
Aye, aye, aye, aye, this Happy Christmas morn.

2 And while in awe I ponder
Thy mystery divine,
My heart is lost in wonder
That Christ is also mine
Aye, aye, aye, aye, that Christ is also mine.

3 O dearest Child, how can I
Repay Thy wondrous love
In which thou com'st to save me
From Thy great throne above?
Aye, aye, aye, aye, from Thy great throne above.

4 My life, my all, I bring Thee;
Oh, grant me, I implore,
Thy grace to serve and love Thee
Now and forevermore.
Aye, aye, aye, aye, now and forevermore.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #109

Paraphraser: F. W. Herzberger

Born: October 23, 1859, Baltimore, Maryland. Died: August 26, 1930, St. Louis, Missouri. Educated at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Herzberger pastored in Carson, Kansas; Chicago, Illinois; and Hammond, Indiana. He was also a pioneer missionary in Arkansas, became the first city missionary (in St. Louis) of the Lutheran Missouri Synod in 1899, and worked for many missionary and charitable causes. His works include: The Family Altar  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In Bethlehem, the lowly, A Child for us is born
Title: In Bethlehem, the Lowly
Original Language: Latin
Paraphraser: F. W. Herzberger
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

The Children's Hymnal #d124

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The Christmas Song Book #35

The Garland of Praise #d61

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Wartburg Hymnal #109

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