The Hymns and Carols of Christmas


Words: Harry Webb Farrington, 1921. This was a Harvard Prize Hymn.

Music: St. Agnes; John Bacchus Dykes, 1866
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Alt: Our Christ, Oscar R. Overby, 1926
Sheet Music

1. I know not how that Bethlehemís Babe
Could in the Godhead be;
I only know the manger Child
Has brought Godís life to me.

2. I know not how that Calvaryís cross
A world from sin could free;
I only know its matchless love
Has brought Godís love to me.

3. I know not how that Josephís tomb
Could solve deathís mystery;
I only know a living Christ,
Our immortality.


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