How Far Is It To Bethlehem

Written by: Frances Chesterton

© Arr. 2010 Integrity Music | CCLI: 1350978

How Far Is It To Bethlehem As sung by: Unknown


Original Key: A


Verse 1:
    A            D/F♯        Bm       E
How far is it to Bethlehem?  Not very far?
      A           D/F♯        Bm7    Bdim/F    A
Shall we find the stable room lit    by   a    star?
    F♯m7         C♯m7            Dmaj7           Gmaj7
Can  we  see the little  child –  is   He  with – in?
    A/C♯          D             Bm7    E7sus4  A
If   we  lift the wooden latch, may we go      in?
Verse 2:

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How far is it to Bethlehem? Not very far?
Shall we find the stable room lit by a star?
Can we see the little child – is He within?
If we lift the wooden latch, may we go in?

May we stroke the creatures there, ox, ass or sheep?
May we peep like them and see Jesus asleep?
If we touch His tiny hand, will He awake?
Will He know we’ve come so far, just for His sake?

Great kings have precious gifts, and we have naught.
Our smiles and our tears are all we have brought.
For all weary children Mary must weep,
So here on His bed of straw, sleep, children, sleep.

God’s in His mother’s arms; babes in the byre
Sleep, as they sleep who find their heart’s desire.

Lyrics: Public Domain

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