Bethlehem, Of Noblest Cities Lyrics

1.
Bethlehem, of noblest cities
none can once with you compare;
you alone the Lord from heaven
Did for us incarnate bear.


2.
Fairer than the sun at morning
was the star that told his birth;
To the lands their God announcing,
seen in fleshly form on earth.

3.
By its lambent beauty guided
see the eastern kings appear;
see them bend, their gifts to offer,
gifts of incense, gold and myrrh.

4.
Solemn things of mystic meaning:
Incense doth the God disclose,
gold a royal child proclaimeth,
myrrh a future tomb foreshows.

5.
Holy Jesus, in your brightness
To the Gentile world display’d,
with the Father and the Spirit
endless praise to you be paid.

Bethlehem, Of Noblest Cities Lyrics

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