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530. Merrily to Bethlehem the shepherds came

1. Merrily to Bethlehem the shepherds came
Cheerily a-piping to the Saviour's name.

Glory in the highest, Glory in the highest,
And on earth, peace to men.

2. Hearts so humble, homage grateful, did each bring,
Gifts of love and warm devotion for a King.

Glory in the highest, Glory in the highest,
And on earth, peace to men.

3. Angel heralds sang the message from the sky:
“Unto you is born a Saviour from on High.”

Glory in the highest, Glory in the highest,
And on earth, peace to men.

4. Hearing music, they did wonder, “Can it be?”
Hasten, brethren, let us quickly go and see.

Glory in the highest, Glory in the highest,
And on earth, peace to men.

5. Who is He though just a Babe our hearts adore,
Kings bring gifts and kneeling humbly, grace implore?

Glory in the highest, Glory in the highest,
And on earth, peace to men.

6. Dearest Infant, You are God sent from above,
Please accept our simple hearts that burn with love.

Glory in the highest, Glory in the highest,
And on earth, peace to men.

Text Information
First Line: Merrily to Bethlehem the shepherds came
Title: Merrily to Bethlehem the shepherds came
Polish Title: Przybieżeli do Betlejem pasterze
Author: Anonima pola kanto, 17a jc.
Publication Date: 2009
Topic: Christmas
Source: Kol-ma*
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory in the highest, Glory in the highest
Tune Information
Name: PRZYBIEŻELI BETLEJEM PASTERZE
Composer: Anonymous Polish melody
Source: Anonymous Polish melody (in a songbook of Michal Marcin Miodudszewski, 19th century)







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