1 We were not there in Bethlehem
with shepherds in the night;
We could not see in starry sky
the dawn of heaven's light
and yet it shone for us.

2 We were not there in Bethlehem
where Mary laid her son;
we could not see in manger bed
his life on earth begun
and yet he lived for us.

Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
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