Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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James Montgomery (1771-1854)

James Montgomery, Christian Psalmist 1825, number 488: A visit to Bethlehem in spirit.

Andover (Beecher) Charles Beecher, in the Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes, edited by Henry W. Beecher (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1855), page 66 (🔊 pdf nwc) (repeats last line of each verse).

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Charles Beecher (1815-1900)

The scene around me disappears,
And, borne to ancient regions,
While time recalls the flight of years,
I see angelic legions
Descending in an orb of light,
Amidst the dark and silent night,
I hear celestial voices.

Tidings, glad tidings, from above,
To every age and nation;
Tidings, glad tidings—God is love;
To man He sends salvation;
His Son beloved, His only Son,
The work of mercy hath begun;
Give to His name the glory.

Through David’s city I am led;
Here all around are sleeping;
A light directs to yon poor shed,
Where lonely watch is keeping;
I enter—ah! what glories shine!
Is this Immanuel’s earthly shrine?
Messiah’s infant temple?

It is; it is—and I adore
This Stranger meek and lowly,
As saints and seraphs bow before
The throne of God thrice holy;
Faith through the veil of flesh can see
The face of Thy divinity,
My Lord, my God, my Savior!