Where is He that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.@Matthew 2:2
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Louis F. Benson (1855-1930)

Louis F. Benson, 1921.

Bis Willkommen Johann C. Kittel, 1790 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann C. Kittel (1732-1809)

A king might miss the guiding star,
A wise man’s foot might stumble;
For Bethlehem is very far
From all except the humble.
’Tis Christmas Day! ’Tis Christmas Day!
And Christian hearts are humble.

Some pilgrims seek a hallowed shrine;
Some soldiers march to danger;
Some travelers seek an inn—its sign
The Baby in a manger.
When Christ was born on Christmas morn,
They laid Him in a manger.

There is no palace in that place,
Nor any seat of learning,
No hilltop vision of God’s face,
No altar candles burning:
O come and see our Christmas tree
And Christmas candles burning.

But he who gets to Bethlehem
Shall hear the oxen lowing;
And, if he humbly kneel with them,
May catch far trumpets blowing;
From far away, on Christmas Day,
May hear God’s trumpets blowing.