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:O little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie!
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:Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
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:Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light
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:The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
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:O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth,
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:and praises sing to God the King and peace to men on earth;
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:For Christ is born of Mary; and, gathered all above,
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:While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondring love'.
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:How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is giv'n!
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:So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heav'n.
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:No ear may hear his coming; but in this world of sin,
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:Where meek souls will receive him, stil the dear Christ enters in.
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Title: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Composer: Traditional

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Carol
Language: English
Instruments: none, a cappella
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Original text and translations

English text

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 to men on earth;
For Christ is born of Mary; and, gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondring love'.
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, stil the dear Christ enters in.