1 While shepherds watched their flocks by night
all seated on the ground,
an angel of the Lord came down
and glory shone around.
2 'Fear not!' said he — for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind —
'Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you and all mankind.
3 'To you in Bethlehem this day
is born of David's line
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign:
4 'The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all simply wrapped in swaddling clothes
and in a manger laid.'
5 Thus spoke the seraph, and at once
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God, who thus
addressed their joyful song:
6 'All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace!
Goodwill henceforth from highest heaven
begin and never cease.'
|First Line:||While shepherds watched their flocks by night|
|Author:||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715 (alt.)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: His Birth|
|Source:||Paraphrase 37; Adapt.: Compilers of Praise!, 2000|
|Source:||Este's Psalter, 1592|
|PROMISE OF LIGHT, THE||And Glory Shone Around!||WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT (Blue Psalter Hymnal 338)|
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