Thursday, December 14, 2017

"O Little Town of Bethlehem" by Over the Rhine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxEaFAmO_Jk

O Little Town by Over the Rhine
Songwriters LINFORD DETWEILER


O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy dark 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

The lamplit streets of Bethlehem
We walk now through the night
There is no peace in Bethlehem
There is no peace in sight
The wounds of generations
Almost too deep to heal
Scar the timeworn miracle
And make it seem surreal

The baby in the manger
Grew to a man one day
And still we try to listen now
To what he had to say
Put up your swords forever
Forgive your enemies
Love your neighbor as yourself
Let your little children come to me


O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy dark and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by

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