O Little Town of Bethlehem

(Image of Bethlehem today, lifted from Wikitravel)

(Note:  I would like to share some of the old true Christian songs celebrating the birth of Christ, from our childhood.  It’s unfortunate that in the rush and cacophony of today’s modern generation, we’re bombarded with so many so-called “Christmas music” which has nothing to do with the fullness of the grace of Jesus’ birth – for God to become Man, to die on the Cross for our sins, so that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life.  I ask you to see for yourself, my friends, if the songs that you hear on the radio, or play in your iPhones, tells the story of Jesus’ birth, or something else, totally unrelated to that event 2,000 years ago.  May God in His mercy and grace, guide us to a deeper understanding of the birth of Jesus, that we will be blessed and will receive exceeding joy as we reflect on His message this Christmas …)


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 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

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 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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