200. While by the Sheep

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.
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!

3 There shall the Child lie in a stall,
this Child who shall redeem us all.
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!

4 This gift of God we’ll cherish well,
that ever joy our hearts shall fill.
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!

Text Information
First Line: While by the sheep we watched at night
Title: While by the Sheep
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: ; ;
Source: German carol
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: JÜNGST
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst, 1853-1923
Meter: Irregular
Key: g minor
Source: German carol
Copyright: Public Domain



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