Christmas Article: History of O little town of Bethlehem

Philip Brooks was the writter and creater of this song. He was an Episcopal
Priest, and he made this song while he was on a journey to the Holy Land in 1865
And on Christmas Eve, while he was heading to Jerusalem
from Bethleham, he stopped at an open field, to watch the dusk envelop the town.
ANd after that, he attended a 5 hour church service at the Church of Nativity. And for 3 long
years, he kept his memories to himself, and then he was motivated to share his memories with a
Church gathering. And what he did, was write a 5 stanza poem, and he gave it to the Church
Organist, Lewis Redner, who gave the poem its musical background. And this song was soon enough
heard on December 27th, 1868; then later appeared in the Episcopal Hymnals, and soon enough
becoming one the favorite Christmas Carols.

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