O Little Town of Bethlehem Christmas icon

O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy dark 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, gatherer 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 on earth to men.

Oddly, you can also sing this carol to the tune of House Of the Rising Sun

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