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While to Bethlehem we are going

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1 While to Bethl’hem we are going,
Tell me now, to cheer the road,
Tell me why this lovely Infant
Quitted His divine abode.

Refrain:
"From that world to bring to this
Peace, which, of all earthly blisses,
Is the brightest, purest bliss."

2 Wherefore from His throne exalted
Came He on this earth to dwell;
All His pomp a humble manger,
All His court a narrow cell? [Refrain]

3 Why did He, the Lord Eternal,
Mortal pilgrim deign to be;
He who fashioned for His glory,
Boundless immortality? [Refrain]

4 Well, then, let us haste to Bethl’hem;
Thither let us haste and rest;
For, of all Heav’n’s gifts, the sweetest,
Sure, is peace—the sweetest, best. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11373

Translator: John Adamson

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Author: Sóror. Violante do Céu

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Text Information

First Line: While to Bethlehem we are going
Translator: John Adamson
Author: Sóror. Violante do Céu
Language: English
Refrain First Line: From that world to bring to this
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11373

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