Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Oh little town of bethlehem, how still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by

Yet in they 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

Oh 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 hear his coming, but in this world of sin

Where meek souls will receive him still, the dear christ enters in.

Oh 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 emanuel.

(official version)


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Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem Lyrics as written by Lewis H. Redner Julie Sharpe

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    Conor is amazing, even when he's singing a Christmas tune! I'm so the Holy star, and Conor is my king!Shout out the the moon, my sweet annabel lee.
    lady kiddoon July 04, 2006   Link
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    merci my love. "for the moon never shines and the stars never rise without bringing me dreams haunted by the ghosts of those bright eyes" you're a galaxy full of holy stars. may you always keep me company in the midnight sky, and never burn out or fade away completely.
    ode to joy.on July 13, 2006   Link

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