A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem

The words and lyrics of the old carol 'A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem' originated from the Latin hymn, Puer natus in Bethlehem in the 14th Century. The identity of the translator is unknown. The music was arranged by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621).The carol was included in 'Carols Old and Carols New' which was compiled by the American the Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins (1838-1920). Charles Lewis Hutchins entered the ministry of the Episcopal church in 1865.The talented German composer Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621) had been a pupil of Martin Luther and became a Lutheran church composer. Michael Praetorius is famous for writing the treatise Syntagma Musicum in 1619 in which he compiled vast information on German music.

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A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem
Christmas Carol Lyrics


A Boy is Born in Bethlehem!
Allelujah! Allelujah!
And joy is in Jerusalem,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
And there He lay in manger poor,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
Whose rein shall last for ever-more,
Allelujah! Allelujah!

The ass and ox and all the heard,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
Knew well that Boy to be the Lord!
Allelujah! Allelujah!

And kings from out the East there were,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
With gold and frankincense and myrrh
Allelujah! Allelujah!

He lived like us in form and dress,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
Without our taint of wickedness.
Allelujah! Allelujah!

He came our souls to purify,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
and bring us safe to bliss on high
Allelujah! Allelujah!

Therefore let us with one accord,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
On this His Birthday praise the Lord!
Allelujah! Allelujah!

A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem
Christmas Carol Lyrics

A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem

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