The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Were Shepherds Watching

Words: Unknown

Music: A. A. Wild
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #228, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. There were shepherds watching,
In the fields their sheep,
In silence of the midnight,
Watch and ward they keep;
Suddenly around them
Glowed a wondrous light,
And a white-rob'd angel,
Filled them with affright.

Join the angel chorus,
Ringing thro' the sky,
Peace on earth, good-will to men:
Glory to God on high.

2. "In royal David's city,"
Said he, "is born a King.
To you the joyful tidings
From God above I bring."
Suddenly a mighty host
Of angels filled the sky,
Praising God and saying:
"Glory to God on high!" Chorus

3. See the Wise Men coming
From their homes afar,
Guided by the beaming
Of a glorious star!
Now they bow before Him,
And their Saviour greet,
While they pour rich treasures
Humbly at His feet. Chorus

Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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