LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

1. LITTLE town of Bethlehem,   
How still we Bee thee lie !
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by:
Yet in thy dark street shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met In thee to-night.

2. 0 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 In.

4. O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter In;
Be born in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Immanuel.       Amen.

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