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.
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Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs
Alternate 3rd line to the first verse
And in the darkness shineth the everlasting light.