A Child Is Born In Bethlehem lyrics:
A Child is born in Bethlehem
Exult for joy, Jerusalem!
Lo! He who reigns above the skies
There, in a manger lowly lies.
The ox and ass in neighboring stall
See in that Child the Lord of all.
And kingly pilgrims, long foretold
From East bring incense, myrrh, and gold
And enter with their offerings
To hail the newborn King of Kings.
He comes, a maiden mother's son
Yet earthly father hath He none
And from the serpent's poison free
He owned our blood and pedigree
Our feeble flesh and His the same
Our sinless kinsman He became
That we, from deadly thrall set free
Like Him and so like God should be
Come then and on this natal day
Rejoice before the Lord and pray.
And to the Holy One in Three
Give praise and thanks eternally.
About this song:
"A child is born in Bethlehem" is based on a 14th century traditional Latin hymn Puer Natus in Bethlehem. This hymn was translated to English by Hamilton Montgomerie MacGill in the 19th century. Music is based on a score by Bach.