1 To Bethlehem the strangers came
from all the country round,
and unaware that God was there
they fell to sleeping sound:
Stranger in Bethlehem
to whom the angels sing;
manger in Bethlehem,
cradle for a king!

2 To Bethlehem the strangers came,
sweet Mary and her man,
no room to spare, no comfort where
a holy life began:
Stranger in Bethlehem...

3 To Bethlehem a Stranger came
from far beyond the earth;
he came to share his Father's care,
to bring us second birth:
Stranger in Bethlehem...

Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
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