118. Shepherds Came, Their Praises Bringing

1 Shepherds came, their praises bringing,
Who had heard the angels singing,
"Far from you be fear unruly;
Christ is King of glory born."

2 Sages, whom a star had guided,
Incense, gold, and myrrh provided,
Made their sacrifices duly
To the King of glory born.

3 Jesus, born the King of heaven,
Unto us in mercy given,
Be unto thy merit truly
Honor, praise, and glory done.


Text Information
First Line: Shepherds came, their praises bringing
Title: Shepherds Came, Their Praises Bringing
Translator: George B. Caird (1944)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 8 8 7
Scripture: Psalm 47:6; Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:16
Topic: Christ: Birth
Source: German-Latin, c. 1410
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 8 8 8 7
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Music from "The English Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press, London

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