O Little Town (The Glory Of Christmas)

Written by: Phillips Brooks, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jonas Myrin, Bernie Herms, Matt Redman

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Original Key: D


Intro:
G   Aadd4    Bm   F    G69    D     A/D     G/D
Verse 1:
  D              A/D           G/D
O little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie
 D                 A/D                 G/D           D
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
    Bm                  F♯m         G           Em7
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light
    D                  A/D               G/D           D
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight
Chorus:
        G   A       Bm            G   A     D
And the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ
               G   A       Bm            G     A      D
1. 3.  And the glory of Christmas is the story of His love [to v.2 — Final Chorus]
           G   A       Bm            G     A      D   A/C♯    Bm
2. And the glory of Christmas is the story of His love
Verse 2:
  D             A/C♯         G/B     G
O holy Child of Bethlehem descend to us, we pray
     D               A/C♯        G/B     A    D
Cast out our sin and enter in be born to us today
   Bm                 F♯m        G                  Em7
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell
  D            A/C♯              G/B     A   D
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord, Emmanuel
        G               D       A/C♯    Bm     G
Oh, the story of His love, His love [to v.3]
Verse 3:
    D             A/D          G/D
How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is giv'n
    D             A/D              G/D              D
So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heav'n
   Bm               F♯m         G                Em7
No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin
      D                 A/C♯                 Bm                 D
Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in
Final Chorus:
        G   A       Bm            G   A     D
And the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ
        G   A       Bm    F♯m       G     A      D    A/D    G/D
And the glory of Christmas   is the story of His life
             D       A/D     G/D                  D
The story of His life.          The story of His life

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



And the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ
And the glory of Christmas is the story of His love

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

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 Christ be welcomed in

Adapted from the original carol lyrics by Phillips Brooks, 1867 and verse melody adapted from the tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Arr. and additional chorus written by Jonas Myrin, Bernie Herms & Matt Redman


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