Scripture Verse

Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you shall come for Me One who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2


Words: Ju­lia E. Bur­nard, 1902.

Music: Will­iam A. Post (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Long ago in Beth­le­hem,
Far away across the sea,
Jesus lived, a lit­tle child,
Just like you and me;
Shepherds knelt be­side His bed;
Wise men, from the lands afar,
Brought to Him their cost­ly gifts,
Guided by the star.


Long ago in Beth­le­hem,
Jesus lived, a child like me;
King of all the child­ren’s hearts,
Our dear­est friend is He.

Jesus, now in Heav’n above,
Knows the child­ren, loves them all,
Helps them to be kind and good,
Hears them when they call;
Gifts more pre­cious we may bring
Than the wise men brought, of old,
For He counts the child­ren’s love
Dearer far than gold.