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O little town of Bethlehem How still we




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 men on earth;
For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.


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 hear His coming;
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him, still
The dear Christ enters in.


Where children pure and happy pray
to the blessèd Child,
Where misery cries out to Thee,
Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching
and faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks,
and Christmas comes once more.


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!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 7 6 8 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1867
      Bible Refs: Mic 5:2; Mt 2:1-2; Lk 2:4;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1992# 287
      1965# 122
      1977# 240
      1962# 105
      1956# 75
      1994# 540
      1988# 647
      1919# 83
      1960# 66
      2000# 174
      1920# 57
      1998# 120
      2000# 63
      2000# 503
      1996# 137
      1992# 191
      1983# 40
      1950# 65
      1922# 642
      1983# 113
      1988# 88
      # 141
      1964# 152
      2000# 508
      1996# 377
      1954# 125
      1955# 202
      1990# 43
      # 26
      1999# 358
      1991# 420
      1925# 53
      1931# 79
      # 340
      1908# 80
      1938# 82
      1917# 112
      1906# 15
      1903# 390
      1971# 421
      1916# 78
      1940# 21
      1982# 78
      1986# 32
      1999# 316
      1961# 152
      1989# 230
      MUSIC
      Name: FOREST GREEN
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1906
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 7 6 8 6
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 7 6 8 6
        8 6 8 6 7 6 8 6
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 7 6 8 6
        8 6 8 6 7 6 8 6
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
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