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Oh little town of bethlehem

COVERED BY ELVIS

Oh,Little Town Of Bethlehem


recording date elvis: Saturday, 7 September 1957; Studio
first release: on audio album elvis' christmas album (november 1957)
label: rca victor
catalog number: loc 1035


originaly by: Victor Mixed Chorus

recording date: october 1912
release date:
originally written by: Phillip Brooks;Lewis Redner
catalognumber: 31873
label: victor


The number was written by Phillip Brooks and Lewis Redner in 1868, following a visit by Brooks to Bethlehem in 1865: Brooks first wrote a poem and then asked Redner to put it to music. It was first performed on December 27th 1868.
A medley entitled, "Christmas Songs and Carols" and including "Christians, Awake!" "Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem," "God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen, "The First Nowell," and "Silent Night" was recorded in October 1912 and issued on Victor 31873, with performing credits showing "Victor Mixed Chorus accompaniment by Victor Orchestra."


Oh,Little Town Of Bethlehem
performed by:
Victor Mixed Chorus



Oh 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
Oh morning stars together, proclaim thy holy birth.
And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.


How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by

Yet in the dark streets shineth
The everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend onto us, we pray
Cast out our fear and enter in
Be born in us today

We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
Oh, come to us, abide within us
Our Lord Emmanuel

We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
Oh, come to us, abide within us
Our Lord Emmanuel
Our Lord Emmanuel

How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep






Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
performed by:
Elvis Presley



Oh 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
Oh morning stars together, proclaim thy holy birth.
And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

Oh 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.





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