A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem   3 comments


Above:  Live Nativity Scene, St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church, Acworth, Georgia, December 22, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Original Danish Words by Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)

English Translation by the Reverend J. C. Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage



1.  A Babe is born in Bethlehem,


Rejoice, rejoice, Jerusalem,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

2.  A lowly virgin gave Him birth,

Gave him birth,

Who rules the heavens and the earth,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

3.  He in a simple manger lay,

Manger lay,

Whom angels praise with joy for aye.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

4.  And wise men from the East did bring,

East did bring,

Gold, myrrh, and incense to the king.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

5.  Now all our fears have pass’d away,

Pass’d away,

The Savior blest was born today.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

6.  God’s blessed children we became,

We became,

And shall in heaven praise His name,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

7.  Then like the angels we shall be,

We shall be,

God’s holy presence we shall see,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

8.  The angels there with great delight,

Great delight,

Will teach the song they sang that night,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

9.  With gladsome praises we adore,

We adore,

Our Lord and Savior evermore,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

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