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From: "Neil" janeil@blueyonder.co.uk

This is the melody that is popular in the UK

O little town of Bethlehem (UK version)


  C              F      G        Dm        G        C
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
     		     Dm        G          Dm    G        C
Above thy  deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by.
    Em                  Am G        Am  Dm      G
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
    C                  F       G         Dm     G      C
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.




  C                   F   G        Dm      G    C
For Christ is born of Ma- ry, and gathered all above,
    		     Dm          G          Dm       G        C
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wond'ring love.
  Em              Am G       Am        Dm    G
O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth,
    C               F       G         Dm       G      C
And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.




    C              F    G      Dm       G        C
How silently, how silently the wondrous Gift is giv'n!
    		  Dm     G          Dm        G      C
So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His Heav'n.
   Em               Am  G       Am  Dm           G
No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,
      C                 F         G          Dm          G      C
Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.



                F      G     Dm       G        C
O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;  
    		      Dm    G      Dm      G   C
Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.
   Em                 Am  G      Am        Dm       G
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
  C             F        G       Dm     G  C
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.


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