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O Little Town Of Bethlehem
By Phillips Brooks, 1853-1893

Tune: ST LOUIS 8.6.8.6.7.6.8.6
By Lewis H. Redner, 1831-1908
Verses: 4
Introduction: Last Line
Key: F High: D Low: C
[MIDI]
Tune: FOREST GREEN 8.6.8.6.8.6.8.6 (CM D)
Traditional
Verses: 4
Introduction: Last Line
Key: F High: D Low: D
[MIDI]

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

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to all on earth.
For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wond'ring love.

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.

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 angel
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!


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