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1 O city fair, beyond the sea,
Fond mem’ry turns today to thee;
Dear Bethlehem, of thee we sing,
The birth place of our Lord and King.
O Bethlehem! dear Bethlehem!
Sweet spot beyond the sea;
O city fair! beyond compare,
Our thoughts are all of thee.
2 A manger was His lowly bed,
No pillow soft beneath His head;
The mighty Lord of sea and land,
No sceptre for His tiny hand. [Refrain]
3 The dearest place in all the earth,
The place that gave our Saviour birth,
Our fondest thoughts are all of thee,
O city fair, beyond the sea. [Refrain]Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #200