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Let us go to Bethlehem

Full Text

1 Let us go to Bethlehem;
There the King of Glory lies!
He has left His diadem,
And His throne beyond the skies!
He, the Lord of endless years,
Now a feeble babe appears.

2 Let us go to Bethlehem:
God descends with men to dwell!
And He comes not to condemn,
But to save from sin and hell:
Oh, what rich and boundless grace,
To our lost and guilty race!

3 Let us go to Bethlehem:
Eastern magi worship there;
Let us strive to rival them,
With the incense of our prayer;
And our hearts, as offerings bring,
To the glorious new-born King.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10970

Author: B. L. Corbin

19th Century We have lit­tle da­ta on Cor­bin, ex­cept that the ear­li­est known pub­li­ca­tion of her hymns was in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1856. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let us go to Bethlehem
Author: B. L. Corbin

Tune

DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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