The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In Bethlehem, The Lowly

Words: Anonymous, trans., F. W. Herzberker

Music: Zu Bethlehem Geboren, Anonymous, 17th Century

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #109

1. In Bethlehem, the lowly,
    A Child for us is born,
The Son of God incarnate,
    This happy Christmas morn,
    Aye, aye, Aye, aye,
    This happy Christmas morn.

2. And while in awe I ponder
    The mystery divine,
My heart is lost in wonder
    That Christ is also mine.
    Aye, aye, Aye, aye,
    That Christ is also mine.

3. O dearest Child, how can I
    Repay Thy wondrous love
In which Thou comest to save me
    From Thy great throne above ?
    Aye, aye, Aye, aye,
    From Thy great throne above.

4. My life, my all, I bring Thee;
    Oh, grant me, I implore,
Thy grace to serve and love Thee
    Now and forevermore.
    Aye, aye, Aye, aye,
    Now and forevermore.

Sheet Music from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918)

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