Sudbury Christmas Carol Lyrics: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Sheep in the manger

O Little Town of Bethlehem
Phillips Brooks(1835-93), Bethlehem, Christmas Day 1866
Music: SAINT LOUIS - Lewis H. Redner, 1868

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.
For Christ is born of Mary,
And gather'd all above,
While mortals sleep, the angel keep
Their watch of wond'ring love.
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth.
O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in;
Be born to us today.
We hear the Christmas angels,
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel.

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