O little town of Bethlehem

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O little town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem,

How still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars og by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

the everlasting light;

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight.

O morning stars, together

proclaim the holy birth,

An 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.

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.

Text: Philiips Brooks

Musik: Ralph Vaughan Williams

 

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