12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Each of the 12 days of Christmas, a favorite line or two of mine from a Christmas carol will come your way to remind you of these joyful, hopeful carols that help carry us through the year.

O Little Town of Bethlehem
(Words: Phillips Brooks, cs. 1868; Music: Lewis H. Redner, 1868)

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.