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Scripture:Luke 2:8-20

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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Author: Nahum Tate Meter: Appears in 1,058 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 First Line: While shepherds watched their flocks by night Lyrics: 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 David's town, this day is born of David's line a Savior, 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 angel. Suddenly 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; to those on whom his favor rests goodwill shall never cease." Topics: Biblical Names & Places David; Songs for Children Bible Songs; Angels; Biblical Names & Places David; Christmas Used With Tune: WINCHESTER OLD

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Author: Charles Wesley Meter: D with refrain Appears in 1,276 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 Lyrics: 1 Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King. Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!" Joyful, all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With the angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem!" Refrain: Hark! the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!" 2 Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ the everlasting Lord! Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of the virgin's womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail the incarnate Deity, Pleased in flesh with us to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel. 3 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, Born that we no more may die. Born to raise us from the earth, Born to give us second birth. Topics: Jesus Christ Kingship Used With Tune: MENDELSSOHN
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O Come, All Ye Faithful

Author: John Francis Wade; Frederick Oakeley Meter: with refrain Appears in 689 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 First Line: O come, all ye faithful Refrain First Line: O come, let us adore Him Lyrics: 1 O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem! Come, and behold Him, Born the King of angels! Refrain: O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord! 2 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be all glory given; Word of the Father, Now in flesh appearing! [Refrain] 3 Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation! Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! Glory to God, all Glory in the highest![Refrain] Used With Tune: ADESTE FIDELES
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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Author: Edmund Hamilton Sears Meter: D Appears in 834 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:14 Lyrics: 1 It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth, To touch their harps of gold; "Peace on the earth, good will to all, From heaven's all gracious King": The world in solemn stillness lay, To hear the angels sing. 2 Still through the cloven skies they come, With peaceful wings unfurled, And still their heavenly music floats O'er all the weary world; Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing, And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blessed angels sing. 3 And ye, beneath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow, Look now! for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing; O rest beside the weary road, And hear the angels sing. 4 For lo, the days are hastening on, By prophet bards foretold, When with the ever circling years Comes round the age of gold; When peace shall over all the earth Its ancient splendors fling, And the whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing. Used With Tune: CAROL
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Angels, from the Realms of Glory

Author: James Montgomery Meter: Appears in 736 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 Refrain First Line: Come and worship Lyrics: 1 Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o'er all the earth; Ye who sang creation's story Now proclaim Messiah's birth. Refrain: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King! 2 Shepherds, in the field abiding, Watching o'er your flocks by night, God with us is now residing; Yonder shines the infant light: 3 Sages, leave your contemplations, Brighter visions beam afar; Seek the great Desire of nations; Ye have seen His natal star. 4 All creation, join in praising God, the Father, Spirit, Son, Evermore your voices raising To the eternal Three in One. Topics: Jesus Christ Kingship Used With Tune: REGENT SQUARE Text Sources: Salisbury Hymn Book, 1857 (st. 4)
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Silent Night, Holy Night

Author: Joseph Mohr; John Freeman Young Meter: Irregular Appears in 604 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:5-20 Lyrics: 1 Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin mother and Child! Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. 2 Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight, Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing "Alleluia; Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!" 3 Silent night, holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. 4 Silent night, holy night! Wondrous star, lend thy light; With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King; Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born! German: 1 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Alles schläft, einsam wacht Nur das traute hochheilige Paar, Holder Knabe mit lockigem Haar, Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh, Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! 2 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Hirten erst kundgemacht Durch der Engel Alleluja Tönt es laut von fern und nah: Christ der Retter ist da, Christ der Retter ist da! 3 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht Lieb’ aus deinem göttlichen Mund, Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund’, Christ, in deiner Geburt, Christ, in deiner Geburt! Used With Tune: STILLE NACHT
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Angels We Have Heard on High

Author: James Chadwick Meter: with refrain Appears in 220 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 First Line: Angels, we have heard on high Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo Lyrics: 1 Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing through the night, and the mountains in reply echoing their brave delight. Refrain: Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gloria in excelsis Deo. 2 Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why these songs of happy cheer? What great brightness did you see? What glad tiding did you hear? (Refrain) 3 Come to Bethlehem and see him whose birth the angels sing; come, adore, on bended knee Christ, the Lord, the newborn King. (Refrain) 4 See him in a manger laid whom the angels praise above; Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, while we raise our hearts in love. (Refrain) Topics: Singing God's Story Christmas / Birth of Christ; French Used With Tune: GLORIA Text Sources: French carol
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The First Nowell

Meter: Irregular with refrain Appears in 385 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:4-15 First Line: The first Nowell the angel did say Refrain First Line: Nowell, nowell Lyrics: 1 The first Nowell the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay akeeping their sheep, On a cold winter's night that was so deep. Refrain: Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Born is the King of Israel. 2 They looked up and saw a star Shining in the east beyond them far, And to the earth it gave great light, And so it continued both day and night. [Refrain] 3 And by the light of that same star, Three wise men came from country far; To seek for a King was their intent, And to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain] 4 This star drew nigh to the northwest; O'er Bethlehem it took its rest; And there it did both stop and stay, Right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain] 5 Then entered in those wise men three, Full reverently upon the knee, And offered there, in His presence, Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. [Refrain] 6 Then let us all with one accord Sing praises to our heavenly Lord; That hath made Heaven and earth of naught, And with His blood our life hath bought. [Refrain] Used With Tune: THE FIRST NOWELL Text Sources: English carol, 17th century

Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Meter: with refrain Appears in 103 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 First Line: While shepherds kept their watching Lyrics: Refrain: Go, tell it on the mountain over the hills and everywhere; go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born. 1 While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night, behold, throughout the heavens there shone a holy light. (Refrain) 2 The shepherds feared and trembled when lo! above the earth rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior's birth. (Refrain) 3 Down in a lowly stable the humble Christ was born, and God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn. (Refrain) Topics: Singing God's Story Christmas / Birth of Christ; African-American Used With Tune: GO TELL IT Text Sources: African-American spiritual

What Child is This

Author: William C. Dix Meter: with refrain Appears in 197 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:8-14 First Line: What Child is this, who, laid to rest Refrain First Line: This, this is Christ the King Lyrics: 1 What Child is this who, laid to rest On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet While shepherds watch are keeping? Refrain: This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary! 2 Why lies He in such mean estate, Where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christian, fear; for sinners here The silent Word is pleading. 3 So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh, Come one and all, to own Him. The King of kings salvation brings; Let loving hearts enthrone Him. Used With Tune: GREENSLEEVES


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