Scripture Verse

The true Light was coming into the world. John 1:9

Introduction

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Lehm­an, 1901), num­ber 166.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kirk­land (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

In yon­der sta­ble gleams a light,
Serenely calm, di­vin­ely fair;
The King hath come to earth to­night,
Behold Him rest­ing low­ly there.

Refrain

The light of Hea­ven seems to fold Him
As in a won­drous dress,
In Bethle’m’s man­ger we behold Him,
The Lord our right­eous­ness;
The light of Hea­ven seems to fold Him
As in a won­drous dress,
In Beth­le’m’s man­ger we be­hold Him,
The Lord our right­eous­ness.

Behold the Lamb of God from Heav’n,
Bow low be­fore His in­fant feet;
The pow­r that res­cues you and me,
Is vest­ed in that Christ-child sweet.

Refrain

Behold the Man of Ga­li­lee,
He rest­ed first in Beth­le’m’s stall;
Upon this bless­èd, bless­èd night,
Come wor­ship Him, your All in All.

Refrain