The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

 The Flocks Were Wrapt In Slumber

Words: Rev. R. F. Smith

Music: Rev. R. F. Smith
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Carol 398, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. The flocks were wrapt in slumber all along the dewy ground,
The shepherds lay in silence keeping watch on all around.
They little tho't such sight to see before their watch should cease,
Now glory be to God on high, and on the earth be Peace.

2. The Angel of the Lord came down in floods of dazzling light,
Above the brightness of the sun when he goes forth with might;
His voice, it was so wondrous sweet, it made their hearts to thrill;
Now glory be to God on high, and unto men Good-will.

3. Fear not, he said, I bring glad news; in David's town this morn,
To you and all the world a Saviour, Christ the Lord is born.
This day is born the Saviour Christ, to save us from all ill;
Now glory be to God on high, and unto men Good-will

4. O praise the Lord of Hosts, Who sent His singers sweet that night,
From the Holy place in Heaven from the Choir that needs no light;
Let love this holy season keep, let strife and turmoil cease,
Now glory be to God on high, and on the earth be Peace.

Sheet Music from Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 398

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #29

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