The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Shepherds Keeping Watch By Night

For the Christmas-tide

Words: English Traditional
Compare Shepherds Keeping Watch By Night (Pickard-Cambridge, 1926), with music

Music: Not Stated

Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 46.

1. Shepherds keeping watch by night,
Saw around a glorious sight,
Heard an angel then proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem .

2. Soon by many an heavenly tongue,
Glory be to God, was sung,-
Peace on earth, good-will to men,
Christ is born in Bethlehem :

3. Joyful tidings to mankind,
Richest grace they now may find,
Children too this grace may claim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem !

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