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*<b>CPDL #7062:</b> [http://www.christmas-carol-music.org/Index_of_Titles.html http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/8/84/Icon_pdf.gif] [http://www.christmas-carol-music.org/Index_of_Titles.html http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/8/81/Icon_snd.gif] .<br>
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*<b>CPDL #7061 and #7062:</b> [http://www.christmas-carol-music.org/Index_of_Titles.html http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/d/d7/Network.png] PDF and MIDI files available.
 
:<b>Editor:</b> [[User:Edward L. Stauff|Edward L. Stauff]] <i>(added 2004-05-20)</i>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Score information: </b>Letter, 1 pages,  kbytes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Copyright:</b> [[ChoralWiki:Personal|Personal]]<br>
 
:<b>Editor:</b> [[User:Edward L. Stauff|Edward L. Stauff]] <i>(added 2004-05-20)</i>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Score information: </b>Letter, 1 pages,  kbytes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Copyright:</b> [[ChoralWiki:Personal|Personal]]<br>
 
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*<b>CPDL #7061:</b> [http://www.christmas-carol-music.org/Index_of_Titles.html http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/8/84/Icon_pdf.gif] [http://www.christmas-carol-music.org/Index_of_Titles.html http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/8/81/Icon_snd.gif] .<br>
 
:<b>Editor:</b> [[User:Edward L. Stauff|Edward L. Stauff]] <i>(added 2004-05-20)</i>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Score information: </b>Letter, 1 pages,  kbytes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Copyright:</b> [[ChoralWiki:Personal|Personal]]<br>
 
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*<b>CPDL #621:</b> [http://wso.williams.edu/cpdl/sheet/xmas-001.pdf http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/8/84/Icon_pdf.gif]  .<br>
 
*<b>CPDL #621:</b> [http://wso.williams.edu/cpdl/sheet/xmas-001.pdf http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/8/84/Icon_pdf.gif]  .<br>
 
:<b>Editor:</b> [[User:Rafael Ornes|Rafael Ornes]] <i>(added 1999-12-07)</i>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Score information: </b>20 kbytes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Copyright:</b> [[ChoralWiki:CPDL|CPDL]]<br>
 
:<b>Editor:</b> [[User:Rafael Ornes|Rafael Ornes]] <i>(added 1999-12-07)</i>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Score information: </b>20 kbytes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Copyright:</b> [[ChoralWiki:CPDL|CPDL]]<br>
 
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==General Information==
 
==General Information==
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<b>Published: </b><br>
 
<b>Published: </b><br>
  
<b>Description:</b> <br>
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<b>Description:</b> For obvious reasons, the final verse is traditionally only sung on Christmas Day.<br>
  
 
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==Original text and translations==
 
==Original text and translations==
  
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'''English text'''
 
  
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'''1.'''
 
:O little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie!
 
:O little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie!
 
:Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
 
:Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
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:The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
 
:The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
  
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'''2.'''
 
:O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth,
 
:O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth,
 
:and praises sing to God the King and peace to men on earth;
 
:and praises sing to God the King and peace to men on earth;
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:While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondring love'.
 
:While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondring love'.
  
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'''3.'''
 
:How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is giv'n!
 
:How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is giv'n!
 
:So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heav'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,
 
:No ear may hear his coming; but in this world of sin,
:Where meek souls will receive him, stil the dear Christ enters in.
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:Where meek souls will receive him, still the dear Christ enters in.
  
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'''4.'''
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:O holy child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray,
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:Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today,
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:We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell;
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:O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.
  
  
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{{Cleanup|This work is listed under "Traditional". Two scores say composer is L. H. Redner, tune: "St. Louis", also "Forest Green", traditional English harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Please separate the editions and correct titles etc. [[User:Bobnotts|Bobnotts]] 17:41, 14 December 2006 (PST)}}
  
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  • CPDL #7061 and #7062: Network.png PDF and MIDI files available.
Editor: Edward L. Stauff (added 2004-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 pages, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: "Forest Green" and "St. Louis" tunes available in two separate scores.
  • CPDL #621: Icon_pdf.gif .
Editor: Rafael Ornes (added 1999-12-07).   Score information: 20 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: tune: "Forest Green"

General Information

Title: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Composer: Traditional

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Carol
Language: English
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published:

Description: For obvious reasons, the final verse is traditionally only sung on Christmas Day.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

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.

O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth,
and praises sing to God the King and peace to men on earth;
For Christ is born of Mary; and, gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondring love'.

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.

O holy child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray,
Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today,
We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.