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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

O Beautiful Bethlehem!

O beautiful Bethlehem, home of the Lord

Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner
Tune: [O beautiful Bethlehem, home of the Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O beautiful Bethlehem, home of the Lord,
What a joy and what glory were thine!
Although there is blessing that reacheth to all,
He crown’d thee with honor divine.

Refrain:
O beautiful Bethlehem, lovely and fair,
The joy of thy wonderful night
Is thrilling our hearts with its rapture today,
With praises and songs of delight.

2 He chose for his cradle the arms of thy love,
A manger his sacred abode!
The child who was born to redeem us from sin,
Immanuel, Son of the Lord! [Refrain]

3 The heart that receives him as Master and Lord
Must lowly and reverent be,
And noble and worthy, in palace or stall,—
O Bethlehem, like unto thee! [Refrain]

4 A light doth surround thee, O Bethlehem fair,
Thou home of the Savior divine!
That far o’er the world, in its radiance bright,
With glory increasing doth shine. [Refrain]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 3 #57

Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner

Fronie Bell Turner, married to Rev. R. N. Turner, pastor in the Protestant Episcopal Church. Go to person page >

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First Line: O beautiful Bethlehem, home of the Lord
Title: O Beautiful Bethlehem!
Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #57

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Sunday-School Praises #166

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