Long Ago In Bethlehem

Long long ago in Bethlehem

Author: Evelyn Beale
Tune: [Long long ago in Bethlehem] (Hodges)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Long, long ago in Bethlehem
The Christ child came,
With no one but the Mother sweet
To warm His little hands and feet,
And know His name.

2 How wonderful to think that He
Was God of all!
No sign of Heaven’s bright estate,
To show that He was rich and great,
That babe, so small!

3 Yet thousand angels worshiped Him
On that dark night,
To their dear Lord, on reverent knee
Poor shepherds knelt, made wise to see
By heav’nly light.

4 Still in the long dark winter hours
The Christ child comes;
Have we no place, O children dear?
Must we not wish to keep Him here,
In our own homes?

5 O Christ child sweet, our infant king!
We children pray
Make in our hearts a little place
Where we may keep Thee, by Thy grace,
On Christmas Day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11085

Author: Evelyn Beale

Evelyn Beale was her maid­en name. Her car­ol, "Long, long ago in Bethlehem" ap­peared in a 1905 pub­li­ca­tion. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long long ago in Bethlehem
Title: Long Ago In Bethlehem
Author: Evelyn Beale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11085
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The Cyber Hymnal #11085

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