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O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Phillips Brooks Lewsi H. Redner

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.