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O Little Town of Bethlehem !

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O Little Town of Bethlehem !

This carol is always part of the Christmas pageant. It definitely brings memories of shepherds, Joseph, Mary and the Angels all trying to remember their parts and trying not to trip on their robes.

Originating in America O Little Town of Bethlehem was written in 1868 by Rector Phillips Brooks. He was helped by Lewis Redner, church organist who composed the music. It has been a mainstay of Sunday school children’s choirs since that time.

O Little Town of Bethlehem – Lyrics and Verses

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to men on earth

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may his His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel

>>>Next Carol:Silent Night!

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