McLachlan, Sarah - O Little Town Of Bethlehem Lyrics

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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McLachlan, Sarah O Little Town Of Bethlehem Comments
  1. Thomas T

    Thanks Sarah.

  2. xotuesday

    #DicamituttoChristmas #Dicamitutto

  3. Yanto Fullbright

    Super...I always like Sarah McLaghlan...thank you for sharing...

  4. Joe Varley

    Canadian girl born in 68 with the love of animals I even think she's an Aquarius with the voice of an Angel I am an aquarius from 68 and I love animals too I also know when a voice will make a room full of people turn and look

  5. RKA

    A whole verse has been missed out...
    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

  6. Megs Lynn Andrade

    When I was in high school I was in the choir, every year the big concert was our Christmas concert. Each choir would memorize 4 or 5 songs to be sung by just that choir, then all 3 choirs would memorize the same 4 songs, then after the last choir left the stage the choirs would come back out, people would be up on the stage down the stage stairs and up threw the stairs in the audience, my joiner year the choirs were so big that we actually surounded part of the audience, the lights were out, people would start to notice small flames start to move, everyone in the choirs were holding lit candles when all the candles were lit the lights would come up just a tiny bit, and an announcement was mad inviting any former choir members in the audience to come forward and join the choirs and sing with them, like I said the Christmas program was a big deal, I went back a few times for the concert

  7. Monkey Freak

    Does any one have the guitar sheet music for this song version?

  8. Saurabh Kumar

    Autotune at its worst

  9. amblincork

    Sarah's version of this song has such a soothing quality to it, I am now regularly playing it through the year

  10. Larry Walton


  11. brian scott

    i love your voice

  12. Diki Supardi

    Thankyou for a christmas come. first for my Beloved family and expecelly thi is for second chrismas without our Mom she pas way 2 years ago. we miss you Mom and Dad we are always love until the end our life. hopefully in the nex year your sons more success.give your Bless to us .

  13. Ken Nance

    thahks for making life better.


    99 people have no ears for sure

  15. Ricarda Peter

    This is amazing. I just subbed, please return the favor and let us stay connected

  16. orls lee

    I love it... I love it... I love it...

  17. Mary Cahill

    Worst version I have ever heard.

  18. ImNotMad ButUR

    When something is sheer perfection there’s no need of meddling in it. It’s just to be enjoyed. It’s just that simple.

  19. june porter

    your version is sure to be loved by many. beautiful voice sarah

  20. Lindsay Ravenwood

    I want to know who the f are the 82 assholes that don't like this un-freakin'-believable people are stupid they don't know what's good

  21. june porter

    I found this song 9 years ago and still love to listen, and learn about her voice, One of these days my grand child will be singing also.

  22. june porter

    I wanted to show my grand daughter to expose her to some guitar and a song to match-this was sure to make an impression, because its so beautiful

  23. Bruce Courtney

    Our everlasting King became man to bear our sin on the Cross of Calvary! Praise be to Jesus!

  24. Florian Rouet

    Incredible voice 👍

  25. John Bielecki

    She has an absolutely beautiful voice.

  26. Dennis Nix

    As Christmas songs go, this one is second only to "Oh, Holy Night" in my opinion. And Sarah's version is crystalline beauty.

  27. Veronika Hedevariová

    Angelic voice! :) Pefecto! :) ♥

  28. Joshua Stratton

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    ImNotMad ButUR

    Joshua Stratton Merry Christmas everyone again! Same time next year —

  29. Ikuro FUJIWARA

    This carol brings us close to something ... Sarah is an excellent guide.

  30. OldLadyTrucker


  31. mathew idicula

    The little town of Bethlehem is any city, USA or otherwise, the shame of a child born in a mainger can be the wonder of the world, with a little human compassion and story.


    +mathew idicula shut up.

  32. Andreas Siebert

    Shalom ! Nice version. I lost touch with your music. I remember when I met you at A&B Sound when u started out. Good to see you still playing...

  33. angi stowe

    The most beautiful thing I've ever heard.

  34. Mka Ralte

    Nice one

  35. Karla Culbertson

    Her voice is just PERFECTION!!!

  36. Greencorner


  37. Martha Marissa

    Have a blessing Christmas. God bless you!

  38. Rick Rodrigues

    Love the subtle variation (vocally) she makes to this old classic...simply beautiful.

  39. Katharina Reuschel

    sounds terrilbe - she's probably not able to read notes

  40. Judi Harbin

    God saw the world falling to ruin because of fear & immediately called it back with love.  - Peter Chrysolgus

  41. scorpdewd

    An angel's voice interwoven with a timeless carol.  So lovely, so lifting, so delicate, a gift to the ears, heart and soul.

    Keysha Spurlock

    you have a lovely way with words :)

  42. Peter Lowe

    Simply beautiful!

  43. sbrooks101

    WOW!  I loved it!  Loved how you put your own "flare" to it and made it your own!  You have such an amazing voice!


    Beautiful guitar playing. Exquisite. 17 people must have their ears painted on.

  45. Christine Duval

    Sung so very beautifully.  

  46. Joanie Chachi

    The voice of Silk ... So Beautiful!

    ImNotMad ButUR

    Joanie Chachi Angels wings whisper and lightly rustle, almost imperceptibly, like taffeta. They’re golden gossamer, silver gossamer, they envelop. When they move around you, you feel it. Like silk, only better, whispering wings a flutter around us and all we need do is to stop - close off everything but them. Hear them?

    Feel them? And they whisper as they go about, always whispering with their soft and gentle presence. They hold you when no one else does. They lift you up and out. But you have to listen, and feel them around you.

  47. Madeline Crow

    In my opinion, Sarah McLachlan has the most beautiful voice in the entire world.

  48. Giorgio Maggi

    The Angels voice.

  49. Hien Diep

    Beautiful voice!

  50. Marilyn Binay

    What a beautiful voice for this beautiful song! Merry Christmas! :)

  51. Ronald Smith

    a real inspire to me to hear this very day for giving hope to Us dear Lord save the Lost and open the Blind man's eyes You only can give us hope for a new coming year thank you for sharing this Blessed song with us

  52. Melissa Abineno

    Can't get enough of this song... She sings this version the best!

  53. Speedruns for charity USA

    you gay?

  54. Juice Box Adornments

    Dude... I'd hit it, I hope she's into chics...

  55. Eiger6

    Nine people are obviously Scrooges before the cathartic experience.

  56. Debojoje Debojoje

    Great songs!

  57. Sumer61

    9 people do not have ears!! ><

  58. kalskeep

    This has been my favorite Christmas album since it was first released. I play it constantly.

  59. Kirk Felix

    Very nicely done . Her finger picking is exceptional on this song.

  60. Sushi Box

    Cant wait for Christmas!

  61. RogerC

    As I write this it is the first day of Summer, but this performance is one for all seasons. 06/20/2011

  62. matthew sutton-smith

    Jesus Our Saviour :DDDD

  63. Jenny Sharp

    @burnsjms just copy and paste the link to your FB :-) Wishing you a peaceful Christmas btw! :-)

  64. Gabby B

    anybody know why it doesn't give the option of sharing on facebook? beautiful rendition of the song, by the way. she's amazing.

  65. crystalin ian

    Beautiful voice feeling
    Thank you this is a blessing

  66. jannnyyy1

    You have such a uniquely gorgeous voice Sarah! A true pleasue to listen to you singing anything!!God bless you and yours!!xx

  67. ron telussa

    a beautiful song thank you sarah

  68. G Davis

    Her voice is so pretty!

  69. DermochelysCoriacea

    I want you to go find a gun. Now I want you to hold that gun for a moment and just think about what you are capable of. Take it off safety. Now put the gun to my head and squeeze the trigger. This is what I would do for this angelic voice. This woman is truly an angel.

  70. Llamamama

    the meaning under the words, so true

  71. Sheryl Rayburn

    I love that song. Keep up the good work.

  72. Adriana Trujillo

    i love his song

  73. Jeanette

    "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. "
    Micah 5:2