At First, the Babe of Bethlehem
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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840
Hymn 189 7 6 7 6 1. At first, the babe of Bethlehem, Of meek and humble mien; But next, the Lord from heaven In glory shall be seen. 2. The first, so meek and lowly, Upon an ass he rode; The second, crowned with glory, Returned to his abode. 3. The first was persecuted, And into Egypt fled - A pilgrim and a stranger, Not where to lay his head. 4. The second, in his temple Will suddenly appear, And all his saints come with him, To reign a thousand years. 5. The first, a man of sorrows, Rejected by his own; And Israel left in blindness To wander forth forlorn. 6. The second brings deliverance - They crown him as their king - They own him as their Saviour, And join, his praise to sing. 7. The first was all compassion, And healing his employ; The second, clothed in vengeance, The wicked shall destroy. 8. The first, he claimed no kingdom, Of this, wide, wicked world; The last, all kings shall own him, Or, from their thrones be hurled. 9. Let Jews and Gentiles mingle, Messiah - Jesus, own; His first and second coming Will show that both are one.