While humble shepherds watched their flocksAuthor: Nahum Tate
Published in 12 hymnals
While humble shepherds watched their flocks
in Bethleh’m’s plains by night,
An angel sent from heav’n appeared,
and filled the plains with light.
Fear not, he said, (for sudden dread
had seized their troubled mind;)
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you, and all mankind.
To you, in David’s town, this day
is born, of David’s line,
The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;
and this shall be the sign:
The heav’nly Babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
All meanly wrapt in swaddling-bands,
and in a manger laid.
Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith
appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God; and thus
addressed their joyful song:
All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
Good-will is shown by Heav’n to men,
and never more shall cease.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #296||While humble shepherds watched their flocks||While humble shepherds watched their flocks||WINCHESTER OLD||CM||Luke 2:8-14||2005||<i>Scottish Paraphrases</i>, 1781|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #236||While Humble Shepherds||While humble shepherds watched their flock||CHRISTMAS||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||Hebrews 1:6||1982|