Shepherds Came, Their Praises Bringing

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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.


Source: Hymns for the Living Church #118

Translator: George Bradford Caird

George Bradford Caird (17 July 1917 – 21 April 1984), D.Phil., D.D., FBA, was a British churchman, theologian, humanitarian, and biblical scholar. At the time of his death he was Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. Born in London, England to parents from Dundee, Scotland, George Caird's early years were spent in Birmingham, England, where his father was a construction engineer, and where he attended King Edward's School. His university education began at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he received the B.A. in 1939, First-Class Honours in both parts of the Classical Tripos, with distinction in Greek and Latin verse. A lifelong Congregationalist, he then left Cambridge to study theology at… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shepherds came, their praises bringing
Title: Shepherds Came, Their Praises Bringing
Translator: George Bradford Caird (1951)
Source: Quem Pastores laudavere, German carol, 14th century
Language: English
Copyright: Trans. Used by permission



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