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Christmas Eve

Watching in the meadows

Tune: [Watching in the meadows]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Watching in the meadows
O'er their flocks by night,
Shepherds heard glad tidings,
Saw heav'n's wondrous light!
Hallelujahs heard they
From the angels then—
"Peace on earth," their message,
And "Good-will to men!"
"Peace on earth," their message,
And "Good-will to men!"
"Peace on earth,
Peace on earth."

2 Hark, that joyous message!
Mourners, cease to grieve!
Join to hail with gladness,
Blessed Christmas Eve!
Children, let those tidings
Ring forth once again:
"Glory in the highest,
And "Good-will to men!"
"Glory in the highest,"
And "Good-will to men!"
"Peace on earth,
Peace on earth."

Source: Christmas Carols and Hymns: for school and choir #19

Text Information

First Line: Watching in the meadows
Title: Christmas Eve
Refrain First Line: Peace on earth
Copyright: Public domain.



The Cyber Hymnal #10669
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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