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THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM—THE STAR OF TODAY

From the November 1949 issue of The Christian Science Journal


What joy and peace come to our hearts when we hear the words of Phillips Brooks sung as a Christmas carol, the first verse of which is: O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by; Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. This brings to us a mental picture of Bethlehem, quiet under the stars, awaiting the gentle coming of the Messiah, long foretold by the prophets.