Appears in 158 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:8-15 Lyrics: 1 "Shepherds, rejoice, lift up your Eyes, "and send your Fears away; "News from the Region of the Skies, "Salvation's born to Day. 2 "Jesus, the God, whom Angels fear, "comes down to dwell with you; "To-day he makes his Entrance here, "but not as Monarchs do. 3 "No Gold. nor purple swadling Bands, "nor royal shining Things; "A Manger for his Cradle stands, "and holds the King of Kings. 4 "Go Shepherds, where the Infant lies, "and see his humble Throne, "With Tears of Joy in all your Eyes, "go Shepherds, kiss the Son." 5 Thus Gabriel sang, and strait around the heavenly Armies throng; They tune their Harps to lofty Sound, and thus conclude the Song: 6 "Glory to God that reigns above, "let Peace surround the Earth: "Mortals shall know their Maker's Love, "at their Redeemer's Birth." 7 Lord! and shall Angels have their Songs, and Men no Tunes to raise? O may we lose our useless Tongues, when they forget to praise! 8 Glory to God that reigns above, That pitied us forlorn, We join to sing our Maker's Love, for there's a Saviour born.