The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Rise, Wondering Shepherds, Rise

Words: Devonshire

 Music: Arranged by Mr. Herbert Stephen Irons
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #51

1. Rise, wondering Shepherds, rise,
Your sheep no more shall stray,
    Your sheep no more shall stray,
Tune your harps to Heavenly sound,
    Tune your harps to Heavenly sound,
And hail this happy Day.

Chorus:
This is Jesus' Natal Day!
This, the chosen happy Morn!
Mortals shout the sacred lay,
Hail the Day when Christ was born!

2. Joy, joy to all the world!
This Day no grief appears,
    This Day no grief appears,
Christ, our Blessed Lord, is come,
    Christ, our Blessed Lord, is come,
To dry up all our tears. Chorus

3. Glory to God above,
Praise Him with heart and voice;
    Praise Him with heart and voice;
Now the Gentiles' Light is come,
    Now the Gentiles' Light is come,
Let all mankind rejoice! Chorus

Sheet Music from Chope

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