Born in Bethlehem of Judaea.@Matthew 2:1
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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

Robert Lowry, Brightest and Best (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), number 144 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Jesus is born! hail to the morn!
Earth from her slumber is waking;
Jesus is born! welcome the morn!
Satan’s dominion is shaking;
Jesus is born! Jesus is born!
Fetters of darkness are breaking;
Thro’ the golden gates of day,
Jesus comes a king;
Hark to the music floating in air above us;
Sweet is the anthem heavenly angels sing:

Refrain

Jesus is born! Jesus is born!
Glory to God in the highest!
Peace on earth, good will to men!

Let the echo ring.

Jesus is born! Heaven’s high dome
Covers the earth with its glory;
Jesus is come! open thy home!
Let His bright presence come o’er thee;
Jesus is come! Jesus is come!
Hasten and publish the story—
In the lowly Bethlehem,
Jesus comes a king;
Welcome the Savior; gather with joy around Him;
Join in the chorus heavenly angels sing:

Refrain