Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

The small town of Bethlehem was settled in the hill country of Judea about 6 miles southwest of Jerusalem.  Never an exciting place, no one expected the long-awaited Messiah to come to this world, humbled as a baby born in a stable in this tiny town.  They were all wrong.......

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

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 his 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  




Jenna said...

Isn't that amazing, they (in Bethlehem) never would have dreamed that the MESSIAH would be born there!

I love that song:)


p.s. I'm sorry that I didn't make it on this morning:( I sent you a p.m. explaining little Laura last night...awful! I'll plan on tomorrow:)!!

Ria Thurston said...

Hi Bethany! Thanks for finding my blog :) Yours is cute too! Come by anytime!

Adam said...

Hey Bethany,
There is this radio station I listen to here in Sugar Land TX.
That I thought you might enjoy they are having 5 days of God honoring
Christmas music, played starting on the 21st of December.
And if you can not get their station you can listen to them off
the WEB. Here is a link > for info

Their call letters are KHCB Keeping Him Close By.

Signed a Brother in the Lord,


I pray you may have a
 Merry Christmas 