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166. While by the Sheep We Watched

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 heaven on high!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!

2 There shall be born, so he did say,
in Bethlehem a Child today.
How great our joy! Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!

3 There shall the Child lie in a stall,
this Child who shall redeem us all.
How great our joy! Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!

4 This gift of God we’ll cherish well,
that every joy our hearts shall fill.
How great our joy! Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!

Text Information
First Line: While by the sheep we watched at night
Title: While by the Sheep We Watched
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Psalm 67:4; Isaiah 12:3; Luke 2:8-12; Luke 2:20
Source: Traditional German carol
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: JUNGST
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst
Meter: Irregular
Key: g minor



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