Sunday Praise & Worship | Christmas Jams

beautiful-christmas-candles-12O Little Town of Bethlehem is a popular Christmas carol.

The text was written by Phillips Brooks (1835–1893), an Episcopal priest, rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. He was inspired by visiting the village of Bethlehem in the Sanjak of Jerusalem in 1865. Three years later, he wrote the poem for his church and his organist, Lewis Redner, added the music.

Redner’s tune, simply titled “St. Louis“, is the tune used most often for this carol in the United States.[1] Redner recounted the story of his composition in 1924:

As Christmas of 1868 approached, Mr. Brooks told me that he had written a simple little carol for the Christmas Sunday-school service, and he asked me to write the tune to it. The simple music was written in great haste and under great pressure. We were to practice it on the following Sunday. Mr. Brooks came to me on Friday, and said, ‘Redner, have you ground out that music yet to “O Little Town of Bethlehem”? I replied, ‘No,’ but that he should have it by Sunday. On the Saturday night previous my brain was all confused about the tune. I thought more about my Sunday-school lesson than I did about the music. But I was roused from sleep late in the night hearing an angel-strain whispering in my ear, and seizing a piece of music paper I jotted down the treble of the tune as we now have it, and on Sunday morning before going to church I filled in the harmony. Neither Mr. Brooks nor I ever thought the carol or the music to it would live beyond that Christmas of 1868.

My recollection is that Richard McCauley, who then had a bookstore on Chestnut Street west of Thirteenth Street, printed it on leaflets for sale. Rev. Dr. Huntington, rector of All Saints’ Church, Worcester, Mass., asked permission to print it in his Sunday-school hymn and tune book, called The Church Porch,[2] and it was he who christened the music ‘Saint Louis.’

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39 Responses to Sunday Praise & Worship | Christmas Jams

  1. rikyrah says:

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  2. vitaminlover says:

    Southern, How is your daughter doing with the mail?

  3. Ametia says:

    That’s right Gates, keep heaping the blame on the BLACK PREZ.

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  5. Ametia says:

    Comcast Seeks Proposals for Black-Majority-Owned Independent Cable Networks
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  6. Ametia says:

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  7. Ametia says:

    trump’s going to be in for a HELLUVA ride, once folks go in on Melania, the nudie third wife of his.

    • Ametia says:

      REMINDER: Watch the full FLOTU-OPRAH interview tomorrow night at 7 p.m. CT-on CBS!!!

    • eliihass says:


      They will all protect Melania…they’ve already started…Democrats and black folks just don’t know how to look out for their own sad to say..

      You will watch as the dishonest low-rent, communist-born 3rd wife of the megalomaniac buffoon will be fiercely protected and treated like a queen…by everyone…including black folks..

      The Enquirer will not be coming for her because the buffoon is best buddies with the guy who owns the Enquirer…the owner was also until recently – they are no more, an acquaintance of the Clintons…when Bill schmoozed him and they in turn did him a favor by endlessly attacking the Obamas marriage..

      Just in case you ever wondered why the Enquirer furiously targeted and still targets the Obamas..

      Donald Trump used the Enquirer to attack the Obamas for years…and continues to…only taking a break to focus their venom on the Clintons…but they’re back to attacking the Obamas…when the buffoon does not publicly attack FLOTUS, he’s simply outsourced the attacks on her to the Enquirer… and to idiots like Jeanine Pirro who has been making daily pilgrimages to Trump tower, desperate for a cabinet post…and willing to do and say just about anything to prove her ‘devotion’ to the buffoon…

      But some point, they who dance with snakes will also be devoured by the snakes they dance with…he who lives by the gun, shall die by it..

      I hate to share videos from the sources that built and fuel the evil that has been unleashed on our country and world, but sometimes it is important to see and hear for yourself…so you know who is who and what is what…feel free to delete it afterwards because I’d prefer not to give these idiots any air…

    • eliihass says:

      This is the whole how dare you not be grateful for what white supremacy has given you…and how dare you not provide us the cover for our racism even as we’ve mercilessly assaulted and abused you endlessly for years…

  8. Ametia says:

    The HIT DOGS are hollering, I see, about FLOTUS speaking on HOPE.

    A bunch of HOPELES CRETINS.

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  10. rikyrah says:

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