Go, ye saints, to Bethlehem

Go, ye saints, to Bethlehem

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Go, ye saints, to Bethlehem,
Ere the morning breaks,
Hear the song the angels sing
While the earth awakes,--
Go, and put your harps in tune,
For the praise of the Triune.

Go, ye saints, to Galilee,
When the noon is high,
Hear the voice of Wisdom speak
To the passers by,
See the work of mercy wrought,
Learn to labour as ye ought.

Go, and seek Gethsemane,
In its darkest shade;
See the sorrowing God-man there,
Sighing, prostrate laid;
Go, and pray "Thy will be done,"
With the agonizing Son.

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Go, ye saints, to Calvary,
Where the flesh is torn;
See the power of sin o'erthrown
'Mid its shouts of scorn;
And, before the awful Cross,
Count the gain that comes from loss.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Go, ye saints, to Bethlehem
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 7.5.7.5.7.7
Language: English



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