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Silently o'er Bethlehem

Silently o'er Bethlehem

Author: John W. Wayland (1916)
Tune: [Silently o'er Bethlehem]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Silently o'er Bethlehem
Come zephyrs from the sea;
Gently, like a perfumed breath,
Or some sweet mystery.

Silently, silently,
Zephyrs from the sea;
Silently, silently,
O sweet mystery.

2 Silently o'er Bethlehem
The heavens smile above;
All the shining stars beam down
Like watching eyes of love. [Refrain]

3 Silently o'er Bethlehem,
From waiting courts on high,
Angel choirs with tuned lyres
In readiness draw nigh. [Refrain]

4 Silently o'er Bethlehem
From heaven undefiled,
Meekly now doth enter in
The Spirit of a Child. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #783

Author: John W. Wayland

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Text Information

First Line: Silently o'er Bethlehem
Author: John W. Wayland (1916)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Silently, silently
Copyright: Public Domain



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