Let Us Go to Bethlehem

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This beautiful 19th century Christmas hymn invites us into the Christmas story, almost as if we were joining the magi as they traveled to Bethlehem to meet the newborn savior. When we go to Bethlehem in our minds and hearts, we will find the King of Glory in a lowly cattle stall and should bring our own gifts of prayer and heart-felt worship before this glorious baby who came not to condemn but to save.

Lyrics

Let us go to Bethlehem;
There the King of Glory lies!
He has left his diadem,
And his throne beyond the skies,
He, the Lord of endless years,
Now a feeble babe appears.
Let us go to Bethlehem,
Let us go to worship him.

Let us go to Bethlehem;
God descends with men to dwell!
And He comes, not to condemn,
But to save from sin and hell:
Oh, what rich and boundless grace
To our lost and guilty race!
Let us go to Bethlehem,
Let us go to worship him.

Let us go to Bethlehem;
Eastern magi worship there.
Let us strive to rival them
With the incense of our prayer;
And our hearts as offerings bring,
To the glorious new-born King.
Let us go to Bethlehem,
Let us go to worship him.

Words by B. L. Corbin, music by David L. Ward
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This is a great song. The words are meaningful and the melody fits very well. I'll be teaching this in the next few weeks at our church.
» Jonathan R. on November 2nd, 2015