144. How Great Our Joy!

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 heav'n on high!
(Praise we the Lord in heav'n on high!)

2 There shall be born, so he did say,
In Bethlehem a Child today. [Refrain]

3 There shall the Child lie in a stall,
This Child who shall redeem us all. [Refrain]

4 This gift of God we’ll cherish well,
That ever joy our hearts shall fill. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While by the sheep we watched at night
Title: How Great Our Joy!
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: Irregular meter
Topic: Jesus Our Savior : His Adoration and Praise; Jesus Our Savior : His Birth; Joy
Source: Traditional German carol
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How great our joy! Great our joy!
Notes: Optional musical transition to "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Tune Information
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst
Meter: Irregular meter
Key: a minor
Source: Traditional German Melody

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