Sunday, December 21, 2008

O' Little Town of Bethlehem

O Little Town of Bethlehem, no. 208

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. 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. 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.

Text: Phillips Brooks, 1835–1893

Music: Lewis H. Redner, 1831–1908

Micah 5:2

Luke 2:4–16

Christmas is near, joy is filling, peace be unto you and yours....

12 coments:

MiaKatia said...

That was so beautiful Devri! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

That was pretty. Thanks for the Christmas bow. My little girl wore it to church today. When I get a minute I will post a picture of her with it in.


Oh My Favorite Christmas hymn(carol) Thankk you!!

Mistress Meeyee said...

That was nice.I feel peaceful now.

Jan said...

I love the shirts too. It gave it more of the spirit of those who sang. So beautiful.

Mother Goose said...

Love it! I love the way the islanders harmonize!

Family said...

Elder Tupo will like this.

Kristie said...

Forgive me dumbness, but is one of the singers in that fantastic choir your husband?

CaryManda said...

Amazing! I loved it! Thanks for posting iT!

Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing this is beautiful and my favorite hymn

Christie said...

I hope you have a very merry christmas!

Kritta22 said...

Do you know someone in there or is it just a video? It's beautiful, whichever!