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 O LITTLE TOWN OF BETLEHEM

Ir-Rettur Phillips Brooks (1835 -1903) kiteb il-kliem ta' dan l-Innu O Little Town of Betlehem fis-sena 1868 wara li huwa mar pellegrinagg fl-Art Imqaddsa. Jinghad li hu kien ispirat jikteb dan l-innu bid-dehra ta' Betlem li hu ra minn fuq l-gholjiet tal-Palestina fil-hin ta' bilejl. Ghalhekk il-lirika ta' dan l-innu. L-organist Lewis Redner (1831 - 1908) kiteb il-melodija ghat-tfal li kienu jattendu l-iskola ta' nhar ta' Hadd.

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IL-KLIEM TA' "LITTLE TOWN OF BETLEHEM

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

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


How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may his His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

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

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