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                      Another way to connect with God in this season is through carols.
                      Children’s Sunday school is learning a carol each week of Advent. Play
                      or sing the carol during dinner, at bedtime, or during your Advent
                      Devotions. This week’s carol is “O Little Town of Bethlehem”.  In our
                      lesson today, we are focusing on the third verse.

                      In Advent, we celebrate Jesus coming to earth as a baby and that he
                      made the way for his Spirit to live in us permanently.



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                        1  O     lit -  tle town  of  Beth -  le -  hem, how  still  we  see thee  lie!
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                        2  For  Christ is  born  of  Ma  -   ry; and  gath ered   all  a -  bove,
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                        3  How   si -  lent -  ly, how  si -  lent -  ly,  the  won drous  gift  is  given!
                        5  O     ho -  ly  Child of  Beth -  le -  hem, de -  scend to  us,  we  pray;
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                       & œ       œ    œ   œ   œ     œ    œ   œ    œ    œ    œ œ   œ    œ     ˙™
                            A -  bove thy deep and dream less sleep the  si -  lent  stars  go  by;
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                          while  mor tals sleep, the  an -  gels keep their watch of  won dering love.
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                           So   God  im parts to    hu man hearts the  bless-  ings  of  his  heaven.
                           cast  out  our  sin  and  en -  ter  in,  be  born  in  us  to -  day.
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                       & œ       œ    œ    œ    œ    ˙       œ    œ     œ   œ    œ    œ     ˙™
                           yet   in  thy dark streets shin  -  eth  the  ev -  er -  last -  ing  Light;
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                           O    morn ing stars,  to -  geth  -  er  pro -  claim the  ho -  ly  birth!
                           No    ear  may hear  his  com -   ing, but   in  this world of   sin,
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                           We   hear the Christ mas  an  -  gels  the  great glad  ti -  dings  tell;
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                           the  hopes and fears of  all  the years are  met  in  thee  to  -  night.
                           and  prais -  es  sing  to  God the King, and peace to men  on  earth.
                          where meek souls will  re -  ceive him, still  the  dear Christ en -  ters  in.
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                           O   come to    us,  a -  bide with us, our  Lord Em man -  u  -  el!


















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