When Christ Was Born In Bethlehem

When Christ was born in Bethlehem, Uncrowned with royal diadem

Author: Grace Wieser Davis
Tune: YE BANKS AND BRAES
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Uncrowned with royal diadem,
The child within the manger lay,
No room within the inn that day;
No room for Christ, the Holy Child,
No room for Christ, the meek and mild
Though ages since have come and gone,
So many crowd out God’s dear Son.

2 No room for Christ has wayward youth,
And heedless hearts turn from His truth;
By business, pleasure crowded out,
And life is spent in darkness, doubt;
If for Him here there is no room,
How dread at last will be the doom;
Forever banished from Him there,
In deep, unspeakable despair.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13049

Author: Grace Wieser Davis

Grace Weiser Davis USA 1860-1933? Born near York, PA, she married judge James Nixon Davis in 1889. They attended the Asbury United Methodist Church in York. She became a Methodist evangelist. In 1900 she moved to Jersey City, NJ. She compiled several works, including: “Gems of gospel songs” (1885), “Favorite gospel songs” (1894) with Elisha A. Hoffman, “Childhood conversions” (1897). John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Christ was born in Bethlehem, Uncrowned with royal diadem
Title: When Christ Was Born In Bethlehem
Author: Grace Wieser Davis
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13049
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13049

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