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


Words: Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 70.

Music: Quem Pas­tor­es me­lo­dy in a ma­nu­script from Hoh­en­furth (now Vyš­ší Brod, Czech­ia), 1410 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


With the shepherds, adoration
Let us bring to our Sal­va­tion,
Jesus, hope of every nation:
Fear not ye, the angels say.

Lo! the King of glo­ry taketh
Mortal flesh: with us He maketh
His abode: to praise awaketh
Heaven upon His natal day.

See the eastern sages pouring
At His feet their gifts adoring:
More He is to them restoring:
Now to Him our hearts we bring.

Now to Je­sus, through whose merit
We eter­nal joys inherit,
With the Fa­ther and the Spir­it,
Let us thanks and praises sing.