O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Written by: Phillips Brooks

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Original Key: D


Verse 1:
A  D     G   D/F♯  A   D      Bm   A
O  lit – tle town  of  Beth – le – hem,
Bm   Em     D/F♯   Em/G    A     D
How  still  we     see     thee lie!
A/C♯   D    G   D/F♯   A   D     Bm   A
 A –   bove thy deep   and dream–less sleep
Bm   Em     D/F♯   Em/G   A   D
The  si  –  lent   stars  go  by.
Bm    F♯m   G   A            D    Bm  A
Yet   in   thy  dark streets shin -   eth
    D    Em     Bm    A
The ever–last – ing   Light;
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The          hopes and  fears  of  all the  years
Bm  Em   D/F♯   Em/G    A    D
Are met  in     thee    to – night.
Verse 2:
A   D     G    D/F♯   A    D    Bm    A
O   mor - ning stars  to – ge - th  - er
Bm    Em     D/F♯    Em/G      A     D
Pro - claim  the     ho    -   ly    birth,
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And    prai -ses  sing   to God  the  King,
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And  peace to      men   on  earth;
Bm   F♯m    G   A      D   Bm   A
For  Christ is born of Ma  -   ry,
    D        Em   Bm     A
And gathered all  a   -  bove,
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While      mor - tals sleep,  the  an -  gels keep
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Their watch of    wonde  -  ring love. 
Verse 3:
A   D     G      D/F♯    A   D     Bm     A
How sil – ent -  ly,     how sil – ent -  ly
Bm   Em    D/F♯   Em/G     A    D
The  won - drous  gift     is   given!
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So     God  im - parts  to  hu - man hearts
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The  bles -  sings    of    His heaven.
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No  ear  may hear His com  -   ing,
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But in this world  of   sin,
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Where         meek souls will  re - ceive Him, still
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The  dear Christ  ent  -  ers  in.
Verse 4:
A  D    G   D/F♯   A   D      Bm   A
O  ho - ly  Child  of  Beth – le - hem
Bm    Em    D/F♯   Em/G   A   D
Des - cend   to     us,   we  pray;
A/C♯   D   G    D/F♯  A   D    Bm   A
Cast   out our  sin,  and en - ter  in,
Bm   Em    D/F♯   Em/G   A    D
Be   born  in      us    to - day.
Bm   F♯m   G   A            D   Bm    A
We   hear  the Christ - mas an   -    gels
    D          Em      Bm     A
The great glad tid  -  ings   tell;
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O             come  to   us,   a  -  bide with us,
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Our  Lord  Im  -  man   -  u  -  el! 

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.

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace upon the earth;
For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.

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.

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!

Lyrics: Public Domain


Copyright © Arr. 2010 Integrity Music

Writers: Phillips Brooks

Themes: Nativity

Bible References: Luke 2 : 4

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