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O Little Town Of Bethlehem

1) O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee 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 tonight.

2) 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.

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;
Oh, come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!

Deutsche Übersetzung: O Bethlehem, du kleine Stadt

"O Little Town of Bethlehem" ist ein seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in den USA sehr beliebtes Weihnachtslied. Es fand zunächst durch die Gesangbücher der Episcopal Church Verbreitung.

Text: (1868)
Melodie: (1868)
CCLI-Nr.: 1741697

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