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Michael Murphy O Little Town of Bethlehem *

Categories
Anthems, Communion Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

For SATB Choir. A delicious SATB setting of O Little Town of Bethlehem, unexpected and delightful. Just right for your Christmas Lessons and Carols service, Christmas Eve, or during the Christmas season. Text by Phillips Brooks

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 is born of Mary
And gathered 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 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

O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel

Contact

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P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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