As Lately We Watched

As lately we watched over our flocks through the night

Tune: AUSTRIAN CAROL
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As lately we watched o’er our flocks through the night,
A star there was seen of such glorious light;
All through the night, angels did sing
Sweet carols in praise of the birth of a King.

2 A King of such beauty was ne’er before seen,
And Mary, His mother, so like to a queen.
Blest be the hour, welcome the morn,
For Christ our dear Saviour on earth now is born.

3 His throne is a manger, His court is a loft,
But troops of bright angels, in lays sweet and soft,
Him they proclaim our Christ by name,
And earth, sky, and air straight are filled with His fame.

4 Then shepherds, be joyful, salute your liege King,
Let hills and dales ring to the song that ye sing;
Blest be the hour, welcome the morn,
For Christ our dear Saviour on earth now is born.


Source: Christian Praise #72

Text Information

First Line: As lately we watched over our flocks through the night
Title: As Lately We Watched
Source: Traditional Austrian Carol
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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