O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM HYMN LYRICS
1 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.
2 For Christ is born of Mary,
and, gathered all above
while mortals sleep, the angels keep
their watch of wond’ring love.
O morning stars, together
proclaim the holy birth,
and praises sing to God the King
and peace to all the earth.
3 How silently, how silently,
the wondrous gift is giv’n!
So God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of his heav’n.
No ear may hear his coming,
but in this world of sin,
where meek souls will receive him, still
the dear Christ enters in.
4 O holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend to us, we pray,
cast out our sin and enter in,
be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
our Lord Immanuel!
Who Wrote O Little Town of Bethlehem?
The eminent Episcopalian, Phillips Brooks, has made a valuable addition to our collection of Christmas hymns in his O Little Town of Bethlehem.
The hymn was written in 1868. It is both a tribute and a prayer. Its poetical merit and devotional character make it worthy of the high favor in which it stands.
O Little Town of Bethlehem YouTube Video
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