Lyrics: Phillip Brooks
Music: Lewis H. Redner
"O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM"
O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see you lie!
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in your dark streets shines
[Oh, there shines]
The everlasting li-ight,
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in you tonight.
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, ahh ahh, ahh
ooh, ooh, ooh ooh
Oh, how silently, how silently
The wonderful gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The love that comes from Heaven [from Heaven].
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin
Where meek souls will receive Him still
Dear Jesus enters in-n.
Woh-oh woh oh,
O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Come down to us, we pra-ay;
Forgive our sin and enter in,
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
Proclaim your happy bir-rth;
Now come to us, and live in us,
And bring us peace,
[And bring us peace] [Jesus, enter in]
And bring us peace o-on earth!
[Bring us peace on earth!]
"O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM" (with chords)
Capo: 1st fret
O (D)little (Bb7/D)town (D)of (G)Bethle(Em7)hem,
(Gm)How (D/A)still we (G/A)see (A7)you (D)lie!(Gm/A)
A(D)bove (D/C)your (B7)deep and (Am6/E)dream(Em)less sleep
(C9)The (D/A)silent (A9)stars go (D)by;
(F#7+5)Yet (Bm7)in your (Em6)dark (Bm)streets (E/F#)shines
[Oh, there (F#7)shines]
The (Bm)ev(A)er(G9)lasting (Em add9/G)li-(Adim9)ight,
(Eb7-10)The (D)hopes and (Bb7/D)fears (D)of (G)all the (Em7)years
(C#7)Are (D)met (Bm7)in (Em7)you (A7)to(D)night.
(A/D)Ooh, ooh, ooh (G/D)ooh, ahh (D)ahh, ahh
(A/D)ooh, ooh, ooh (G/D)ooh
(G6)Oh, (A6)how (D)silent(Bb7/D)ly, (D)how (G)silent(Em7)ly
(Gm)The (D)won(A)der(D)ful (G/A)gift (A7)is (D)given!(C9)
So (A/B)God im(B7)parts to (Em)human (G6)hearts
The (D)love that (G/A)comes (A9)from (Em/D)Heav(D)en [from Heaven].
No (Bm)ear may (A)hear (G)His (F#)com(C#m7)ing,
(F#7)But (Bm)in (A)this (Gmaj7)world (A/G)of (F#7sus4)sin(F#7)
(A9)Where (D)meek souls (Ddim)will (D)re(G)ceive Him (Em7)still
(G#dim)Dear (D)Je(Bm7)sus (Em7)en(A9)ters (Em/D)in-(D)n.(Gsus2/B)
(Bm7)Woh-oh (F#m9)woh (Am/B)oh,
O (E)holy (C7)Child (E)of (A)Bethle(F#m7)hem,
Come (E/B)down to (A/B)us, we (E)pra-(Amaj7)ay;
(A/B)For(E)give our (C#7)sin and (F#sus4)en(F#m)ter in,
(Am6/C)Be (E/B)born in (A/B)us (B7)to(A/E)day(E).
(G#7+5)We (C#m7)hear the (G#7)Christ(C#m)mas (D#m7)an(G#7sus4)gels
Pro(C#m)claim (B)your (A9)hap(Em6)py (G#13)bir-(A/B)rth;
(B7)Now (E)come to (Edim)us, (E)and (A)live in (F#m7)us,
(F#9/A#)And (E/B)bring (Am6/C)us (C#m)peace,
[And (Adim/G#)bring us (C#m)peace] [Jesus, enter (F#9)in]
And (E/B)bring (C#m7)us (F#m7)peace (A/B)o-(B7)on (A/E)earth!
[Bring us (Emaj7)peace (F#m7/B)on (E)earth!]