O Little Town of Bethlehem

Lyrics

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.

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Information About O Little Town of Bethlehem

"O Little Town of Bethlehem" is a popular Christmas carol. Phillips Brooks, an American Episcopal priest was inspired to write the song while visiting Bethlehem in 1865.

Lewis Redner, Phillips Brooks's church organist added the music titled "St. Louis" to the words Brooks had written. Redner's tune is more prevalent in the US while in the UK the melody preferred is "Forest Green", an adaptation by Ralph Vaughan Williams from an old English folk ballad.

For further information about the carol ' O Little Town of Bethlehem ' you may find Wikipedia helpful.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Alternate 3rd line to the first verse

And in the darkness shineth the everlasting light.

Listen to this song's music

25 Comments

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Bethanny, Australia

6 December 2012 at 6:57am

I think he sings like an angel

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Mangara, Aruba

25 April 2011 at 9:21pm

hey he sings ugly

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Samanta, Australia

30 December 2010 at 7:32pm

oh man im feel hot when he sings....

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Kolayania, Austria

27 December 2010 at 3:44pm

i like beflihem its noce.....!

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Kiria, Belgium

23 December 2010 at 2:43pm

i came to this song the man is cute im 15 years old and i like him ! HELP ....

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Emily, Australia

23 December 2010 at 2:42pm

oh man that man is cute ! dont laugh im 75 years old .. and he matches to me. If you know him tell him i like him !...

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Lilian, Australia

23 December 2010 at 2:39pm

guys im dreaming of a boy called mark you need to meet him cute ...oh im still dreaming!

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Hannah Montana, American Samoa

23 December 2010 at 2:29pm

hey im in los angeles and you crazy angola your right lola angelapoo is crazy

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Samanta, Australia

20 December 2010 at 5:28pm

hi im back i really injoyed it dident you guys !

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Louisa, United Kingdom

20 December 2010 at 12:43pm

I think it was really nice and i sang it in a school play when I was little it brings back so much memorys!

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Samanta, Australia

14 December 2010 at 6:04pm

oh guys your making me boared !

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Katie, United Kingdom

14 December 2010 at 9:55am

Amazing song! We're singing it today in my Christmas Carol singing and I'm in the group that's singing the first lines! :D Cannot wait;) xx

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Jessie, United Kingdom

14 December 2010 at 9:54am

Great song! :)

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Courtney Andrews, I Dont Know

22 January 2010 at 6:14pm

i hate chloe watts x

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Lola Irente, London Wembley

8 January 2010 at 2:49pm

hey angola its a wonderfull song how dare you say that you crazy lazy girl your the ennoing girl

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Emily, Columbia

20 December 2009 at 10:40pm

This is my favorite song.I've always loved this song.And he is so cute.The video is really cool to.He sounds like an angel when he sings this song.

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Jackie, Honolulu, Hi, U.s.a.

19 December 2009 at 4:26am

Today is Dec 18 and this song popped into my head...the video filled me in on the exact words...an interesting collection of images are displayed in the video.

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Rakavi, Walthamstow

15 December 2009 at 1:43pm

nice and cool

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Josh Stephen, Kag.r.a. Drive,culianan, Zamboanga City

20 February 2009 at 8:54am

The song is so excellent for the Christmas season! I like to hear it so much on a violin!

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Anna, England Lancaster

22 December 2008 at 10:14am

I have a crush on him and he sounds like an angel

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