About 20 years ago, my wife and I became acquainted with the music group, Nowell Sing We Clear. We were immediately struck with the way their lively music focused Christmas on Christ. Truly, they sing nowell clear.
“Babe of Bethlehem” is one of their songs I’ve come to love because of its presentation of who Jesus is. The lyrics are below, and here is a link to the audio: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WkzVZ5G6LMU
The babe in Bethlem’s manger laid In humble form so low
By wandering angels is surveyed Through all his scenes of woe
Nowell, Nowell, now sing a Saviour’s birth
All hail His coming down to Earth Who raises us to heaven
A Saviour! sinners all around Sing, shout the wondrous word;
Let every bosom hail the sound A Saviour! Christ the Lord
For not to sit on David’s throne With worldly pomp and joy,
He came for sinners to atone, And Satan to destroy.
To preach the Word of Life Divine, And feed with living Bread,
To heal the sick with hand benign, And raise to life the dead.
He preached, He suffered, bled and died, Uplift ‘twixt earth and skies
In sinners’ stead was crucified, For sin a sacrifice.
Well may we sing a Saviour’s birth, Who need the grace so given,
And hail His coming down to earth, Who raises us to Heaven.