O Little Town Of Bethlehem in BSL

O Little Town of Bethlehem in British Sign Language

O Little Town Of Bethlehem lyric sheet

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Key: F major

Signed by Veronica Stewart
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke and John Wilson
Performed by David Luke

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

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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 wondering 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.

4 O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell:
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel.