“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” – Luke 2:8
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
**Note: Six verses were recorded. Sing verse 1 again at the end!
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.
“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.”
“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:”
“The heav’nly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid,
And in a manger laid.”
“All glory be to God on high
And to the earth be peace.
Goodwill henceforth from heav’n to men
Begin and never cease,
Begin and never cease!”
Words: Nahum Tate (1652-1715)
Music: George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek