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O Little Town of Bethlehem

The Baptist Hymnal No. 086
Text: Phillips Brooks
Music: Lewis H. Redner
Tune: ST. LOUIS Meter: Irregular

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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 giv'n! 
	So God imparts to human hearts 
	The blessings of His heav'n. 
	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 today! 
	We hear the Christmas angels 
	The great glad tidings tell; 
	O come to us, abide with us, 
	Our Lord Immanuel!

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