Emmylou Harris — O Little Town Of Bethlehem lyrics

O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Written by Philips Brooks and Lewis H. Redner

O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see the lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee to-night.

For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
O 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.

The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight
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Songwriters: DP, / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH / NEARY, MARTIN / TILLEY, IAN / ABBOTT, STEVE
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