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Nobody slouched toward Bethlehem.

BibleGateway: Luke 2:15-20

ESV Text: Luke 2:15-20

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:34 and ends at about 2:25

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15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 90:
Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising

— Organ Audio

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1. Come, your hearts and voices raising, 
Christ the Lord with gladness praising; 
Loudly sing His love amazing, 
Worthy folk of Christendom. 

2. Sin and death may well be groaning, 
Satan now may well be moaning; 
We, our full salvation owning, 
Cast our every care away. 

3. See how God, for us providing, 
Gave His Son and life abiding; 
He our weary steps is guiding 
From earth’s woe to heavenly joy. 

4. Christ, from heaven to us descending 
And in love our race befriending, 
In our need His help extending, 
Saved us from the wily Foe. 

5. Jacob’s Star in all its splendor 
Beams with comfort sweet and tender, 
Forcing Satan to surrender, 
Breaking all the powers of hell. 

6. From the bondage that oppressed us, 
From sin’s fetters that possessed us, 
From the grief that sore distressed us, 
We, the captives, now are free. 

7. Oh, the joy beyond expressing 
When by faith we grasp this blessing 
And to Thee we come confessing, 
That our freedom thou hast wrought! 

8. Gracious Child, we pray Thee, hear us, 
From Thy lowly manger cheer us, 
Gently lead us and be near us 
Till we join the angelic choir.