Christ is Born in BethlehemDon Fortner

(Tune: #99 — Angels, From the Realms of Glory — 87.87.87)


1.    Lo! the Son of God, assuming

Human nature, stoops to earth;

Heavenly hosts proclaim His coming,

And a Virgin gives Him birth.

Angels tell us, angels tell us,

Christ is born in Bethlehem.


2.    Now God’s promise He’s fulfilling,

Jesus Christ, the woman’s Seed,

To redeem our souls, is willing

To perform what He decreed:

And the shepherds, lowly shepherds,

Worship Christ in Bethlehem.


3.    All the prophets to Him pointed;

Types and sacrifices said,

That on Christ, the Lord’s Anointed,

Our offences must be laid:

To fulfil them and redeem us

Christ is born in Bethlehem.


4.    Satan trembles, though he rages,

Bruised by Zion’s mighty King;

Saints shall, through eternal ages,

This triumphant anthem sing: —

“Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Christ was born in Bethlehem!”










Don Fortner



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