116. While by My Sheep

1 While by my sheep we watched at night,
Lo, there appeared an angel bright:

How great our joy!
[Echo] Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy!
[Echo] Joy, joy, joy!
Glory to God who reigns on high!
[Echo] Glory to God who reigns on high!

2 Born is the Child in manger small,
Whom God has sent to save us all. [Refrain]

3 Go you this night and you shall find
The Savior born for humankind. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, the gift from heav'n above
Fills all our hearts with joy and love. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While by my sheep we watched at night
Title: While by My Sheep
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Christmas; Jesus Christ; Joy
Source: Traditional German Carol
Tune Information
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst, 1853-1923
Meter: Irregular
Key: g minor
Source: Traditional German Carol

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