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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 hear 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 in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels
   The great glad tidings tell;
Oh, come to us, abide with us,
   Our Lord Emmanuel!