From Bethlehem to Calvary

From Bethlehem to Calvary

Author: Meredith Nicholson, 1866-1947 (before 1918, alt.)
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1. From Bethlehem to Calvary,
The Savior’s journey lay;
Doubt, unbelief, scorn, fear and hate
Beset Him day by day,
But in His heart He bore God’s love
That brightened all the way.

2. O’er the Judean hills He walked,
Serene and brave of soul,
He sought the beaten paths of men,
He touched and made them whole;
He died at last for love of man,
On Calvary’s darkened knoll.

3. He went with patient steps and slow,
As one who scatters seed;
Like a fierce hunger in His heart,
He felt the world’s great need,
And the negations Moses gave
He changed to loving deed.

4. From Bethlehem to Calvary
The world still follows on,
E’en as the halt and blind of old
Along His path were drawn;
Through Calvary’s clouds they seek the light
That led Him to the dawn.

Author: Meredith Nicholson, 1866-1947

Born: December 6, 1866, Crawfordsville, Indiana. Died: December 22, 1947, Indianapolis, Indiana. Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Son of Edward Willis Nicholson and Emily Meredith Nicholson, Meredith began a newspaper career in 1884 at the Indianapolis Sentinel. He moved to the Indianapolis News the following year, staying there until 1897. Nicholson wrote Short Flights in 1891, and continued to publish extensively, both poetry and prose, until 1928. Three of his books were national best sellers: The House of a Thousand Candles (number 4 in 1906), The Port of Missing Men (number 3 in 1907), and A Hoosier Chronicle (number 5 in 1912). In 1928, Nicholson entered politics, and served two years as city councilma… Go to person page >

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First Line: From Bethlehem to Calvary
Author: Meredith Nicholson, 1866-1947 (before 1918, alt.)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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