While shepherds watched their flocks
Lyrics While shepherds watched Their flocks by night All seated on the ground The angel of the Lord came down And glory shone around And glory shone around "Fear not," he said, For mighty dread Had seized their troubled minds "Glad tidings of great joy I bring To you and all mankind, To you and all mankind." "To you in David's Town this day Is born of David's line The Savior who is Christ the Lord And this shall be the sign And this shall be the sign." "The heavenly Babe You there shall find To human view displayed And meanly wrapped In swathing bands And in a manger laid And in a manger laid." Thus spake the seraph, And forthwith Appeared a shining throng Of angels praising God, who thus Addressed their joyful song Addressed their joyful song "All glory be to God on high And to the earth be peace; Goodwill henceforth From heaven to men Begin and never cease Begin and never cease!"

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Author: Nahum Tate
Reference: Psalm 68:32-33; Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 40:11; Matthew 1:23; Luke 2; John 1:14; Romans 1:3; Philippians 2:1-11;
Copyright: Public Domain
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