Scripture Verse

Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. Luke 2:15

Introduction

Words: Mrs. B. L. Cor­bin, in Sun­day-School Hymns (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Sun­day-School Un­ion, 1856), num­ber 68.

Music: Dix Con­rad Koch­er, Stim­men aus dem Reiche Gott­es 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Conrad Kocher
(1786–1872)

Lyrics

Let us go to Bethlehem;
There the King of Glory lies!
He has left His diadem,
And His throne beyond the skies!
He, the Lord of endless years,
Now a feeble babe appears.

Let us go to Bethlehem:
God descends with men to dwell!
And He comes not to condemn,
But to save from sin and hell:
Oh, what rich and boundless grace,
To our lost and guilty race!

Let us go to Bethlehem:
Eastern magi worship there;
Let us strive to rival them,
With the incense of our prayer;
And our hearts, as offerings bring,
To the glorious new-born King.