‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (With Totally Different Melody)

I’ve never heard O Little Town of Bethlehem sung to this melody before. The thing that’s going to bug me all day is, I know I’ve heard that melody with another set of lyrics, another hymn–but I can’t remember its name. Well, one of you out there must be a more knowledgeable hymnologist than I am. Hoping to hear from you!

P.S.–While I was pondering this, Patty discovered that this is a folk melody called “Forest Green,” which the composer Vaughan Williams adapted to O Little Town of Bethlehem.

One comment on “‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (With Totally Different Melody)”

  1. Very enjoyable to hear this great Christmas carol to a different tune – thanks for posting it, Lee.
    A hymn with that melody in our hymnal is “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.”

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