1 To shepherds as they watched by night
appeared a host of angels bright;
"Behold the tender babe," they said,
"In yonder lowly manger laid.
2 "At Bethlehem in David's town,
as Micah did of old make known.
It is the Christ, your Lord and King,
who will to all salvation bring."
3 O then rejoice that through his Son
God is with sinners now at one;
made like yourselves of flesh and blood,
your brother is th'eternal God.
4 What harm can sin and death then do?
The true God now abides with you.
Let hell and Satan storm and rave,
Christ is your brother — you are safe.
5 Not one he will or can forsake;
his promise he will never break.
Let ev'ry scheme the tempter try,
you may his utmost pow'rs defy.
6 You shall and must at last prevail;
God's own you are, you cannot fail.
To God forever sing your praise
with joy and patience all your days.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #335
|First Line:||To shepherds as they watched by night|
|Title:||To Shepherds as They Watched by Night|
|German Title:||Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar|