O Little Town of Bethlehem

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Lyrics

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. For Christ is born of Mary,
    And, gathered all above
    While mortals sleep, the angels keep
    Their watch of wond’ring love.
    O morning stars, together
    Proclaim the holy birth,
    And praises sing to God the King,
    And peace to men on earth.
  3. 3. 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, still
    The dear Christ enters in.
  4. Text: Phillips Brooks, 1835–1893
    Music: Lewis H. Redner, 1831–1908
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
208
Music
Lewis H. Redner, 1831–1908.
Text
Phillips Brooks, 1835–1893.
Scriptures
Micah 5:2, Luke 2:4–16
Meter
8 6 8 6 7 6 8 6
Topic
Christmas
Tune
St. Louis
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Betlehem Kota Kecil
93
Dansk
O Bethlehem, du lille by
131
Deutsch
Du kleines Städtchen Bethlehem (Gesangbuch)
137
Español
Oh, pueblecito de Belén (Himnos)
129
Français
Petite ville, Bethléhem (Cantiques)
136
Gagana Samoa
Peteleema e, le ‘A‘ai
122
Latviešu Valoda
Ak, mazā, klusā Bētleme!
130
Lea Fakatonga
Kolo ko Pētelihemá
116
Lietuvių Kalba
Betliejau mažas
114
Magyar
Ó, Betlehem kis városa
130
Norsk
O skjønne, lille Betlehem
126
Português
Pequena Vila de Belém (Hinário)
129
Q'eqchi'
At chʼina tenamit Belen
130
Reo Tahiti
E Betelehema ē
125
Română
O, mic oraș, o Betleem
131
Suomi
Betlehem, pieni kaupunki
133
Svenska
O Betlehem, du lilla stad
146
Tagalog
Munting Bayan ng Betlehem
127
Български
Далечен Витлеем
131
Русский
О, малый город Вифлеем (Номер гимна)
123
Українська
О ти, містечко Віфлеєм
121
ภาษาไทย
โอ้ หมู่บ้านน้อยชื่อเบ็ธเลเฮ็ม
100
한국어
오 베들레헴 작은 골 (찬송가)
136
中文
美哉小城
129
日本語
ああ,ベツレヘムよ
122