The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Watching In The Meadows

Words: Unknown

Music: Myles B. Foster

Carol 203, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

1. Watching in the meadows,
O'er the flocks by night,
Shepherds heard glad tidings,
Saw heav'n's wondrous light!
Hallelujahs heard they
From the Angels then --
“Peace on earth” there message
And “Good will to men!”
“Peace on earth” their message,
And good-will to men.”
“Peace on earth, Peace on earth.”

2. Hark, that joyous message!
Mourners cease to grieve!
Join to hall with gladness
Blessed Christmas eve!
Children, let those tidings
Ring forth once again:
“Glory in the highest,”
And “Good will to men!”
“Glory in the highest,”
And “Good will to men.”
“Peace on earth, Peace on earth.”

Sheet Music from Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 203

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