Shepherds keeping watch by night

Shepherds keeping watch by night

Tune: SWEET CAROL
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Shepherds keeping watch by night,
Saw around a glorious light;
Heard an angel then proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"

Refrain:
Ring the merry songs today,
Sweetly chime Messiah’s morn;
Glad we hail this peaceful way,
"Christ the Lord for man is born!"

2 Soon by many a heav’nly tongue
Glory be to God was sung,
Peace on earth, good will to men,
Christ is born in Bethlehem. [Refrain]

3 Joyful tidings to mankind!
Richest grace they now may find;
Children, too, this grace may claim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem. [Refrain]

4 Oh! how great His grace and love,
Thus to leave His throne above;
Thus to bear our guilt and shame,
And be born in Bethlehem. [Refrain]

5 Lord! accept our warmest praise
For this condescending grace,
And our hearts with love inflame,
For Thy birth in Bethlehem. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11534

Text Information

First Line: Shepherds keeping watch by night

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11534
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Gospel Echoes #d77

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Sabbath School Bell No. 2 #23a

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d154

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The Cyber Hymnal #11534

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The New England Sabbath School Minstrel #93

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The New Song #11

The River of Life #d104

The Sabbath School Lyre #d136

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The Sabbath School Lyre #142

Exclude 8 pre-1979 instances
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