11641. Bethlehem In Land Of Judah

1 Bethlehem in land of Judah,
Who shall all thy glory tell?
Out of thee the Lord from Heaven
Came to rule His Israel.

2 Fairer than the sun at morning
Was the star that told His birth,
To the world its God announcing
Seen in fleshly form on earth.

3 Eastern sages at His cradle
Make oblations rich and rare;
See them give, in deep devotion,
Gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

4 Sacred gifts of mystic meaning;
Incense doth their faith disclose,
Gold their hearts’ best love proclaimeth,
Myrrh obedience foreshows.

5 Jesus, whom the Gentiles worshipped
At Thy glad epiphany,
Unto Thee, our only Father,
God, and Savior, glory be.

Text Information
First Line: Bethlehem in land of Judah
Title: Bethlehem In Land Of Judah
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: The Book of Worship (New York: New Church Board of Publications, 1876)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: STUTTGART
Adapter: Henry J. Gauntlett, 1805-1876
Meter: 87.87
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Psalmodia Sacra, by Christian F. Witt (Gotha, Germany: 1715)
Copyright: Public Domain



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