The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come Now, Ye Shepherds Away From Your Fold

Words: Paul Gerhardt, trans., H. Brueckner

Music: Kommet, Ihr Hirten, Morovian Melody

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), 134

1. Come now, ye shepherds, away from your fold,
Come, the dear lovable Child to behold;
Gaze with delight on Christ, the Anointed,
By God as Savior for us appointed,
Banish all fear!

2. Yea, let us witness in Bethlehem's stall
What we have heard through the heavenly call;
There, with glad voices, publish the story,
Sing of the Savior's wonderful glory.

3. Truly the angels are singing to-day
Unto the shepherds this beautiful lay:
Peace in its fullness to you is granted,
Good will to mortals in all hearts planted.
Glory to God!

Sheet Music from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918)

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