O Little Town of Bethlehem Song Lyrics

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Oh 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
Oh morning stars together, proclaim thy holy birth.
And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

Oh 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.

Track Listing

  • 1 Joy to the World
  • 2 Away in a Manger
  • 3 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 4 Silent Night, Holy Night
  • 5 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • 6 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • 7 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • 8 O Come All Ye Faithful
  • 9 Little Gray Donkey
  • 10 The Christmas Guest


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Leroy Anderson
    album: Track 3 in album Classic Christmas
    release date: 1980
    popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:30
    composer: Lewis Henry Redner
    lyricist: Phillips Brooks

    Album Information

    label: CBS
    country(area): Netherlands
    script: Latin