O Little Town of Bethlehem (thing)
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A Christmas carol with words written by Phillips Brooks, an Episcopal preacher, in 1868 after a visit to the Holy Land. Music by Lewis Redner.
O little town of Bethlehem,
For Christ is born of Mary
How silently, how silently
O holy Child of Bethlehem!
A verse Brooks wrote but did not publish as part of the carol:
Where children pure and happy
Pray to the blessed Child
Where misery cries out to Thee
Son of the Mother mild
Where Charity stands watching
And Faith holds wide the door
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks
The Christmas comes once more.