Entry: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/O Little Town of Bethlehem Thursday, December 25, 2008





It came upon a midnight clear

That glorious song of old
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold
Peace on the earth
Good will to me
From heaven's all gracious King
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing

For lo' the days are hastening on
By prophets seen of old
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the time foretold
When the new heaven and earth shall long
The Prince of Peace they came
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing


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

For Christ was born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love

All morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given
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

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