"Rejoice, O Bethlehem!" (125th Anniversary Hymn for Bethlehem)

1. Rejoice, O Bethlehem!
With saints and angels sing!
The Root of Jesse’s stem
Is born:  The Christ, our King.
This royal Seed,
From David’s line,
True Son divine,
Is LORD, indeed.
2. From Virgin soil has grown,
The Father’s living vine.
Engrafted as His own
Our lives and His entwine.
In us abide,
That fruits untold
From us unfold
That You provide.
3. May every tribe and race
Be branches of the Son,
Who on the tree of grace
For us salvation won.
With one accord
May praise resound
With joy profound
To Christ, our Lord!

~ Chad L. Bird, 2012