THE BABE BORN AT BETHLEHEM††††††††††††††††††††††††

Don Fortner

(Tune: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing†† #9377.77.0)


Let the ransomed of the Lord Praise and adoration bring.

††††††††††††† Celebrate with one accord The incarnate God our King.

††††††††††† ††The babe born at Bethlehem, In a stableís manger laid,

††††††††††††† Is our God, the great I AM, Come to crush the serpentís head.



By His life of righteousness, And His sin-atoning death,

†††††††††††††† Jesus Christ obtained our peace, Canceled sin, and vanquished death!

††††††††††††† There upon His lofty throne Sits the man who is our God,

††††††††††††† Reigning now to save His own, Each one purchased by His blood.



Sinners, hear our song today. Hereís the message of free grace:

††††††††††††† God in Christ has found a way To be just and yet show grace.

††††††††††††† Trust the mighty Son of God. Trust His efficacious blood.

††††††††††††† Bow to Jesus Christ, your Lord, And be reconciled to God.



When the last of Godís elect Has been saved, behold, He comes,

††††††††††††† Comes again to bring us back To our God and to our home.

††††††††††††† Sing, rejoice, give thanks, and sing. Thankful anthems, let them swell.

†††††††††††† Let all earth extol the King, Jesus Christ, Immanuel!