O Little Town of Bethlehem

Verse 1:

   F              Gm

O little town of Bethlehem

      Bb      C        F

How still we see thee lie

  F        D7        Gm

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

    C7      C       F

The silent stars go by

     F      Gm           A

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

    Dm   Bb      A

The everlasting light

     F                 Gm

The hopes and fears of all the years

     Bb      C      F

Are met in thee tonight

Verse 2:

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

Verse 3:

How silently how silently

The wondrous gift is giv’n

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

Verse 4:

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 Emmanuel