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Their Bethlehem became our Kingstown.

BibleGateway: Micah 5:2-3

ESV Text: Micah 5:2-3

KJV Text:

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2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. 3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 647:
O Little Town of Bethlehem

— Organ Audio

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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 darkness 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 fathered 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 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. 

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: 
Oh, come to us, abide with us, 
Our Lord Immanuel!