144. How Great Our Joy!

1 While by the sheep we watched at night,
Glad tidings brought an angel bright.

Refrain:
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
Name: JÜNGST
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst
Meter: Irregular meter
Key: a minor
Source: Traditional German Melody



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