Saturday, August 8, 2015

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Bethlehem is nice,
Especially at Christmas,
Its big holiday.

This Christmas Carol, written by Phillips Brooks in 1868, appears on Bob Dylan's 2009 album, "Christmas in the Heart." It could fit in with any of Dylan's Christian music, at least so I think.

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. For Christ is born of Mary,
And, gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wond'ring love.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Ho Ho Ho yes it is that time of the year again. So come and join us inside Bob Dylan's Music Box and listen to every version of every song composed, recorded or performed by Bob Dylan plus so musch more.