The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem

For Christmas

Words and Music: Puer natus in Bethlehem, a 14th Century Latin Hymn
See Puer natus in Bethlehem from Dreves, with notes.

Translation by Rev. C. P. Krauth

Music: 15th Century
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Source: Carol 463, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
First published in the Sunday-School Book for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations. The General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. (Philadelphia: Lutheran Book Store, 1883), #70, pp. 119-120. Ten stanzas, with sheet music (below).

1. A Babe is born in Bethlehem,
        Bethlehem,
    Therefore rejoice, Jerusalem.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

2. Within a manger He doth lie,
        He doth lie,
    Whose throne is set above the sky.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

3. Stillness was all the manger round;
        Manger round,
    The creature its Creator found.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

4. The wise men came, led by the star,
        By the star,
    Gold, myrrh, and incense brought from far.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

5. His mother is the Virgin mild,
        Virgin mild,
    And He is the Fatherís only child.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

6. The serpentís wound He beareth not,
        Beareth not,
    Yet takes our blood, and shares our lot.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

7. Our human flesh He enters in,
        Enters in,
    But bears no single taint of sin.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

8. To fallen man Himself He bowed,
        He bowed,
    That he might lift us up to God.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

9. On this most blessed Jubilee,
        Jubilee,
    All glory be, O God, to Thee.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

10. O Holy Three, we Thee adore,
        Thee Adore,
    This day, henceforth, for ever more.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Sheet Music from Hutchins, Carol 463.

Sheet Music from Sunday-School Book for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations. The General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. (Philadelphia: Lutheran Book Store, 1883), #70, pp. 119-120.

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