O Little Town of Bethlehem

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

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
And peace to men on earth!

 

O Little Town of Bethlehem ( Japanese Version Added )

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

しずかにねむれる、ちいさーきむら
Shizuka ni nemureru, chisai kimura
ベツレヘムよいま、ながうまやに
Betsurehemu yoima, naga umaya ni
おこれることを、なれはしらず
Okoreru koto o, nare wa shirazu
みたみののぞみし、しゅのみあれぞ
Mitami no nozomi shi, shu no miarezo

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!

かみのみこイェスよ、いざくーだりて
kami no miko Iesu yo, izaku darite
けがれしこころを、ながみざとし
Kegareshi kokoro o, nagami zatoshi
とこしえまでも、ざしたまえや

Tokoshie mademo, zashita maeya
インマヌエルのしゅよ、わがみかみよ
Inmanueru no shu yo, wagami kami yo

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 in us
Our Lord Emmanuel!