O Little Town of Bethlehem

Here is our musical Christmas greeting this year, a recording of “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” This is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

(Download mp3)

This is an American song written in 1868, with the beautiful text written by Phillips Brooks (1825-1893), an Episcopal priest. The original tune was composed by Lewis Redner (1831-1908), who was organist at Brooks’ church. In England the song is more commonly sung to an English folk melody arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in about 1903. Our recording follows the English tune.

We hope you enjoy our song. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

FP A-20

 

6 Replies to “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

  1. A very special Christmas greeting; we enjoyed your song very much, thanks for sharing. What a beautiful and talented family; no wonder you’re the ward choir director, you probably have lead singers for every part in your family. Thanks for keeping in touch Dr. Sanderson; MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    Todd and Audrey Minchey

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