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 !