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While shepherds on the eastern plain

While shepherds on the eastern plain

Author: William Bennett
Tune: [While shepherds on the eastern plain]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. While shepherds on the eastern plain
Were keeping faithful watch by night,
Loud bursts the soul-inspiring strain,
As Bethl’hem’s star beamed on their sight.

Refrain
Glory to God! Glory to God!
Glory to God for redemption’s plan;
Glory to God! Glory to God!
Glory to God and goodwill to man!

2. With wingèd speed, the angel choir,
Descending on their shining way,
Struck with new theme the tuneful lyre,
And night was turned to brightening day. [Refrain]

3. Glad tidings of great joy we bring,
Good news to you and all mankind;
In Bethlehem, lo! Christ your King,
Laid in a manger you shall find. [Refrain]

4. Whilst listening to the rapturous song,
New voices mingled in the strain,
And suddenly the mighty throng,
Caught up the thrilling, glad refrain. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1820

Author: William Bennett

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Text Information

First Line: While shepherds on the eastern plain
Author: William Bennett
Refrain First Line: Glory to God

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1820
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The Cyber Hymnal #1820

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