O Little Townof Bethlehem
1.O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see you lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in the dark streets shining the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight
2. 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
3.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
4. 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 Emmanuel.