This song was inspired by the author, Phillip Brooks' visit to the city of Bethlehem in 1865.

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Notes

Written by Phillips Brooks (1835–1893), an Episcopal priest. His organist Lewis Redner wrote the music. Redner's tune is called "St. Louis". In the Brittish Commonwealth, the hymn tune "Forest Green" is used instead.

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You can hear the 1st two verses sung in the mp3 below...

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Sung by Bellona Times.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

1st Image: Old Postcard
2nd Image: Author's manuscript of first stanza, ca. 1865.

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