Here you will find the Poem Bethlehem-Town of poet Eugene Field
As I was going to Bethlehem-town, Upon the earth I cast me down All underneath a little tree That whispered in this wise to me: 'Oh, I shall stand on Calvary And bear what burthen saveth thee!' As up I fared to Bethlehem-town, I met a shepherd coming down, And thus he quoth: 'A wondrous sight Hath spread before mine eyes this night,-- An angel host most fair to see, That sung full sweetly of a tree That shall uplift on Calvary What burthen saveth you and me!' And as I gat to Bethlehem-town, Lo! wise men came that bore a crown. 'Is there,' cried I, 'in Bethlehem A King shall wear this diadem?' 'Good sooth,' they quoth, 'and it is He That shall be lifted on the tree And freely shed on Calvary What blood redeemeth us and thee!' Unto a Child in Bethlehem-town The wise men came and brought the crown; And while the infant smiling slept, Upon their knees they fell and wept; But, with her babe upon her knee, Naught recked that Mother of the tree, That should uplift on Calvary What burthen saveth all and me. Again I walk in Bethlehem-town And think on Him that wears the crown. I may not kiss His feet again, Nor worship Him as did I then; My King hath died upon the tree, And hath outpoured on Calvary What blood redeemeth you and me!