1 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.
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,
To you and all mankind."
3 "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:
4 "The heav'nly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapt in swathing bands
And in a manger laid,
And in a manger laid."
5 "All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace:
Good will henceforth from heav'n to men
Begin and never cease!
Begin and never cease!"
|First Line:||While shepherd watch'd their flocks by night|
|Title:||While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks|
|Composer:||George F. Handel (arr.)|
|Source:||Arr.: Weyman's Melodia Sacra, 1815|