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    Who is the author?



    In Bethlehem the streets were dim as shadows fell
    But God lit a star and heaven smiled
    And there was light around the Child
    Come let our candles shine...
    Lest men forget.

    I memorized that in the sixties, but now my memory isn't as good. I wonder if there are any mistakes in the way I remember it. Does anyone know that poem and who wrote it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow World View Post


    In Bethlehem the streets were dim as shadows fell
    But God lit a star and heaven smiled
    And there was light around the Child
    Come let our candles shine...
    Lest men forget.

    I memorized that in the sixties, but now my memory isn't as good. I wonder if there are any mistakes in the way I remember it. Does anyone know that poem and who wrote it?
    Do you think it could be William Allen Knight - On the way to Bethlehem?
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    And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless us!! Everyone!!''
    A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (1843)

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    Thanks for the idea.

    "Hail him who saves you by his grace,
    and crown him Lord of all."

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    I'm sorry, I have never heard of it before. I tried doing an online search using some of the words, but still can't find anything. One of the links, though, was to your very post on this very forum!

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    This very much sounds similar to William Allen Knight's prose, as olga said.
    I searched the two texts below but didn't find the exact phrases. However, I thought I'd share what I found

    William Allen Knight

    On The Way To Bethlehem

    &

    The Signs in the Christmas Fire

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    Great links, Chantelle! I'm thinking that the poem I learned wasn't that old.

    "Hail him who saves you by his grace,
    and crown him Lord of all."

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    never knew this before.

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