Jesus, my Savior, to Bethlehem came

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Jesus, my Savior, to Bethlehem came,
Laid in a manger to sorrow and shame;
O it was wonderful, blest be His name,
  Seeking for me, for me:
  Seeking for me, for me,
  Seeking for me, for me;
O it was wonderful, blest be His name,
  Seeking for me, for me.
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Jesus, my Savior, on Calvary's tree
Paid the great debt, and my soul He set free;
O it was wonderful—how could it be?
  Dying for me, for me!
  Dying for me, for me,
  Dying for me, for me;
O it was wonderful—how could it be?
  Dying for me, for me!
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Jesus, my Savior, the same as of old,
While I was wand'ring in darkness and cold,
Gently and long did He plead with my soul,
  Calling for me, for me!
  Calling for me, for me,
  Calling for me, for me;
Gently and long did He plead with my soul,
  Calling for me, for me!
4
Jesus, my Savior, shall come from on high.
Sweet is the promise as weary years fly:
O I shall see Him descend from the sky,
  Coming for me, for me!
  Coming for me, for me,
  Coming for me, for me;
O I shall see Him descend from the sky,
  Coming for me, for me!
(Repeat the last two lines of each stanza for chorus)
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SM

Cambridge, United States

Oh my gosh is all I can say. I first heard this song sung by a choir in our village in western Kenya probably mid to late 80s. The choir used to practice daily and they sang this song daily. The church was right next to our compound so I heard this tune repeatedly. The song registered in my heart and memory even though I didn't know the lyrics. Recently while watching youtube I heard a pastor leading his congregation through some old school songs and heard him singing the song. I then found out that the song's title was Yesu Zamani Bethlehemu. Took me some googling and searching through hymnal. net to find it. God bless the composer of this song. I suppose the lyrics speak to my soul because the tune stayed in my memory for over 30 years without me knowing the lyrics. I've occasionally hummed to the song in my heart but I never imagined I'd ever find words to the song. Glory be God. The village choir that sung this song was practicing for a singing competition that was usually held every year around Christmas.


Obinna

Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria

I shall be in the paradise.


Dolline Busolo

Nairobi, Kenya

This song tells me the story of Jesus in a nutshell and gives me hope to wait patiently for His second coming.

Additionally, it rejuvinates and gets me back to focus when l feel weary.

Thank you


Owinoh Dickens Oketch

Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya

This song blesses my soul.


Chioma Agomo

Abule Oko Magboro, Ogun State, Nigeria

I found myself singing this song this morning. It is a reminder of what my Saviour did for me. Glory Hallelujah!


Anne Wainaina

Nairobi, Kenya

Lovely hymn, was in prayer and my spirit just drifted to this super hymn. I quickly pulled out my Golden bells hymn book but I couldn't read it, so I googled the lyrics and here I am. What a powerful story of love and redemption! God bless.


Moses Kamau

Nairobi, Kenya

I love the songs, Jesus my Saviour, to Bethlehem. Thanks


Allan Wafula

Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya

Amazing hymn. Really cool. Joyous


Benjamin Chemarum

Nairobi, Kenya

Indeed sweet is the promise about our Saviour's soon coming to set up His Kingdom:

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.


Olutola Egbeyode

Lagos, Nigeria

Relief

Comfort

Joy