2852. I Know Not How That Bethlehem's Babe

1. I know not how that Bethlehem’s Babe
Could in the Godhead be;
I only know the manger Child
Has brought God’s life to me.

2. I know not how that Calvary’s cross
A world from sin could free;
I only know its matchless love
Has brought God’s love to me.

3. I know not how that Joseph’s tomb
Could solve death’s mystery;
I only know a living Christ,
Our immortality.

Text Information
First Line: I know not how that Bethlehem's Babe
Title: I Know Not How That Bethlehem's Babe
Author: Harry W. Farrington (1910)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: This was a Harvard Prize Hymn. Alternate tunes: BANGOR, William Tans'ur, 1734; EXETER (MASON), Henry L. Mason, 1923
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1866)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 33323 47155 53224
Key: G Major
Source: Hymnal for Use in the English Church, by John Grey, 1866
Copyright: Public Domain

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