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10. How Great Our Joy!

1 While by the sheep we watched at night,
lo, there appeared an angel bright:

How great our joy!
(Echo) Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy!
(Echo) Joy, joy, joy!
Glory to God who reigns on high!
(Echo) Glory to God who reigns on high!

2 Born is the child in manger small,
whom God has sent to save us all. [Refrain]

3 Go you this night and you shall find
the Savior born for humankind. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, the gift from heav'n above
fills all our hearts with joy and love. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While by my sheep we watched at night
Title: How Great Our Joy!
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
Topic: Children, Songs for; Christmas/Birth of Christ; Incarnation of Christ
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How great our joy!
Tune Information
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst
Key: B♭ Major

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