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202. How Great Our Joy

1 While by the sheep we watched at night,
Glad tidings brought an angel bright.

Chorus:
How great our joy!
Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy!
Joy, joy, joy!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!

2 There shall be born, so he did say,
In Bethlehem a Child today.[Chorus]

3 There shall the Child lie in a stall,
This Child who shall redeem us all.[Chorus]

4 This gift of God we'll cherish well,
That ever joy our hearts shall fill.[Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: While by the sheep we watched at night
Title: How Great Our Joy
Refrain First Line: How great our joy!
Meter: Irregular meter
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Topic: Jesus, Birth
Source: Traditional German Carol
Tune Information
Name: JÜNGST
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst
Meter: Irregular meter
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Traditional German Melody



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