The Bethlehem babe

Sweet, sweet, sweet the swell, the swell of Sabbath bell

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin

Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweet, sweet, sweet the swell, the swell of Sabbath bell
Title: The Bethlehem babe
Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin



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Echo to Happy Voices #49Page Scan
Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #167aPage Scan
Life-Time Hymns #84Page Scan
Palmer's Book of Gems for the Sunday School: a new collection of favorite hymns and tunes for use inthe services of the church, the praise meeting, as well as for the choir and the home #95Page Scan
Special Songs and Services for Primary and Intermediate Classes #22Page Scan
The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #55Page Scan
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