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202. How Great Our Joy

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

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
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst
Meter: Irregular meter
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Traditional German Melody

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