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The Babe in Bethlehem’s Manger LaidKentish

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
006The Babe in BethlehemTraditional CarolCommon Meter with Refrain (8.6.8.6.)

1The Babe in Bethlehem’s manger laid,
In humble form so low,
By wondering Angels was surveyed
Through all His scenes of woe.
Noel, Noel,
O, sing a Savior’s Birth;
All hail His coming down to earth,
Who raises us to Heaven.
2A Savior! Sinners all around
Sing, shout the wondrous word;
Let every bosom hail the sound,
A Savior! Christ the Lord!
3For not to sit on David’s throne
With worldly pomp and joy,–
He came for sinners to atone,
And Satan to destroy;
4To preach the Word of Life Divine,
To give the Living Bread,
To heal the sick with Hand benign,
And raise to life the dead.
5He preached, He suffered, bled and died,
Uplift ’twixt earth and skies;
In sinner’s stead was crucified,
For sin to Sacrifice.
6Well may we sing the Savior’s Birth,
Who need the Grace so given,
And hail His coming down to earth,
Who raises us to Heaven.

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