O Little Town of Bethlehem (Day Five)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:48 AM

A more content filled post didn't happen today, sorry. I will post again soon. In the mean time, I'll continue to speak in carols. :) Today's carol is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” I think the carol captures perfectly the situation of the nativity. How true that the mortals slept while the King of the Universe was born in a lowly manger. How odd that little Bethlehem is still while the event it has awaited finally happens.

O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see the 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 to-night.

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.

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