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On Judah's plains as shepherds sat

On Judah's plains as shepherds sat

Published in 26 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On Judah’s plains as shepherds kept,
Watch o'er their flocks by night,
The angel of the Lord appeared,
Clad in celestial light.

2 Awe-struck the vision they regard,
Appalled with trembling fear;
When thus a cherub voice divine
Breathed sweetly on their ear:

3 “Shepherds of Judah! cease your fears,
And calm your troubled mind;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind.

4 “This day Almighty Love fulfills
Its great eternal word;
This day is born in Bethlehem
A Savior, Christ the Lord.

5 There shall you find the heav'nly Babe
In humblest weeds arrayed;
All meanly wrapped in swaddling clothes,
And in a manger laid."

6 He ceased, and sudden all around
Appeared a radiant throng
Of angels, praising God, and thus
They sang their choral song:

7 "Glory to God, from whom on high
All gracious mercies flow!
Who sends His heav’n-descended peace
To dwell with man below."

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #37a

Text Information

First Line: On Judah's plains as shepherds sat
Source: Tate & Brady
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5212
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The Cyber Hymnal #5212

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