The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Shepherds Were Watching

Words: Unknown

Music: E. W. S. Watson
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Meter: 6565 With Chorus

Source: Carol #327, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. The shepherds were watching
Their flocks in the night,
When pearly wings scattered
The darkness with light.

Refrain
O angels of glory,
Come, sing once again,
That wonderful story,
Good will unto men.
O angels of glory,
Come since once again,
That wonderful story,
Good will unto men.

2. We, too, with the angels
Would sing of His love,
Who for our salvation
Came down from above. Refrain

3. We, too, with the Magi,
Would rest at His feet,
Our costliest treasures
Most fair and most meet. Refrain

4. O, hear us, dear Saviour,
O grant us Thy grace,
And shed on our darkness
The light of Thy face. Refrain

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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