Shepherds left their flocks astraying

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1. Shepherds left their flocks astraying,
God's command with joy obeying,
When they heard the angel saying:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem."

2. Wise men came from far and saw Him,
Knelt in homage to adore Him;
Precious gifts they laid before Him:
Gold and frankincense and myrrh.

3. Let us now in every nation
Sing His praise with exultation.
All the world shall find salvation
In the birth of Mary's son.

Source: Hymns for Youth #67

Author: I. Holst

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Author: I. Holst

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Hymns for Youth #67

Worship II, a Hymnal for Roman Catholic Parishes #d215

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