Oh little town of bethlehem, how still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by Yet in they 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 Oh 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 hear his coming, but in this world of sin Where meek souls will receive him still, the dear christ enters in.
Oh 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 O come to us, abide with us, our lord emanuel.
All hopes and fears of all the years were met in thee tonight.I think this sums up the Gospel so perfectly. Everything that ever was or ever will be is found in Him. And it all came to be on that glorious night. All that we desire, hope for, worry about, stress about, it was all met in Him. Even before we were created, as a baby He met all I have ever needed or will need in the future. Yes. This is why I live my life for Him. Why I put my faith in Him. Why I trust Him and His promises. Why I can experience joy in the midst of hard things. Why peace is possible in chaos. Let’s celebrate Him!