Matt Redman: O Little Town

A second song from Matt Redman’s excellent Christmas album These Christmas Lights, released this year.  This is a re-working of the carol O Little Town of Bethlehem, with some new bits added in.  It’s lovely.

And the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ
And the glory of Christmas is the story of His love  

The words:

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

And the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ
And the glory of Christmas is the story of His love  

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

And the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ
And the glory of Christmas is the story of His love

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

And the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ
And the glory of Christmas is the story of His love  

Adapted from the original carol lyrics by Phillips Brooks, 1867 and verse melody adapted from the tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Arr. and additional chorus written by Jonas Myrin, Bernie Herms & Matt Redman
Written by: Phillips Brooks (1867), Ralph Vaughan Williams,Jonas Myrin, Bernie Herms, Matt Redman

Copyright© Arr. 2016 Said And Done Music/sixsteps Music/Thankyou Music/worshiptogether.com songs & Capitol CMG Paragon & Son of the Lion & Songs Of Universal

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