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A Nativity Prayer

O holy Child of Bethlehem!

Author: Phillips Brooks
Tune: ELATA
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in;
Be born in us today.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #126

Author: Phillips Brooks

Brooks, Phillips, D.D., was born at Boston, Dec. 13, 1835, graduated at Harvard College 1855, and was ordained in 1859. Successively Rector of the Church of the Advent, Philadelphia, and Trinity Church, Boston, he became Bishop of Mass. in 1891, and died at Boston in Jan., 1893. His Carol, "O little town of Bethlehem," was written for his Sunday School in 1868, the author having spent Christmas, 1866, at Bethlehem. His hymn, "God hath sent His angels to the earth again," is dated 1877. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Title: A Nativity Prayer
Author: Phillips Brooks
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1986.

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #126

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