When Christ was born in Bethlehem, Fair peace

When Christ was born in Bethlehem, Fair peace

Author: Laurence Housman
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. When Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Fair peace on earth to bring,
In lowly state of love He came
To be the children’s king.

2. And round Him, then, a holy band
Of children blest was born,
Fair guardians of His throne to stand
Attendant night and morn.

3. And unto them this grace was giv’n
A Savior’s name to own,
And die for Him who out of Heav’n
Had found on earth a throne.

4. O blessèd babes of Bethlehem,
Who died to save our king,
Ye share the martyrs’ diadem,
And in their anthem sing!

5. Your lips, on earth that never spake,
Now sound th’eternal word;
And in the courts of love ye make
Your children’s voices heard.

6. Lord Jesus Christ, eternal child,
Make Thou our childhood Thine;
That we with Thee the meek and mild
May share the love divine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7363

Author: Laurence Housman

Housman, Lawrence, author and artist, was born July 18, 1867, at Bromsgrove, Worcs. His devotional poetry is principally in his Spikenard, 1898, and Bethlehem, 1902. To the English Hymnal, 1906, he contributed eight translations (142, 188, 191, 228, 229, 230, 231, 234); also three original hymns, with a fourth previously published, viz.:— 1. Lord God of Hosts, within Whose hand. St. George. 2. The Maker of the sun and moon. Christmas. From Bethlehem, 1902, p. 75. 3. The Saint who first found grace to pen. St. Mark. 4. When Christ was born in Bethlehem. Holy Innocents. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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Author: Laurence Housman

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The New English Hymnal #203
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