Bethlehem of Judaea.@Matthew 2:1

Arranged by W. Howard Doane, The Silver Spray (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church, 1868), number 20 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Christ was born in Bethlehem,
And in a manger lay.
And in a manger lay,
And in a manger lay,
Christ was born in Bethlehem,
And in a manger lay.

Jews they crucified Him,
Jews they crucified Him,
Jews they crucified Him,
And nailed Him to the cross.
And nailed Him to the cross,
And nailed Him to the cross,
Jews they crucified Him,
And nailed Him to the cross.

Joseph begged the body,
Joseph begged the body,
Joseph begged the body,
And laid it in the tomb.
And laid it in the tomb,
And laid it in the tomb,
Joseph begged the body,
And laid it in the tomb.

Mary came a weeping,
Mary came a weeping,
Mary came a weeping,
Her loving Lord to see.
Her loving Lord to see,
Her loving Lord to see,
Mary came a weeping,
Her loving Lord to see.

Down came an angel,
Down came an angel,
Down came an angel,
And rolled the stone away.
And rolled the stone away,
And rolled the stone away,
Down came an angel,
And rolled the stone away.

Shout, shout the victory.
Shout, shout the victory.
Shout, shout the victory.
We’re on our journey home.
We’re on our journey home,
We’re on our journey home,
Shout, shout the victory,
We’re on our journey home.