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Who Was There

Who was there to hear good news proclaimed

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2009)
Tune: FIRST TO KNOW
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Who was there to hear good news proclaimed
by an angel from on high?
Who was there to hear the glorias
that rang throughout the sky?
Only shepherds on a barren hill,
caring for their flocks that night;
only shepherds lifting up their eyes
to see the wondrous sight.

2 Who knelt there beside the manger bed
of the new-born holy child?
Who stood round to sing the angels’ song
to Mary, mother mild?
Only shepherds bravely greeting him
who would rule their hearts one day;
only shepherds trusting peace would come
to those who walk his way.

3 Who amazed their friends with stories of
angel songs, incarnate Word?
Who gave thanks and praised God joyfully
for wonders seen and heard?
Only shepherds, simple folk and poor,
on a hill near Bethlehem;
only shepherds wise enough to see
that Christ had come for them.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #92

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Who was there to hear good news proclaimed
Title: Who Was There
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2009)
Meter: 9.7.9.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.; © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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