New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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 ever lasting 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 wandering love
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to god the king
And peace to men on earth

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 immanuel!
And peace to men on earth



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jewel/o_little_town_of_bethlehem.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    You didn't even capitalize god! Anyway, i love this song! I first had it at a young age. Thanks for sharing!

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    u
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×