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While Shepherds Watched!

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While Shepherds Watched!

While Shepherds Watched has to be the most abused Christmas Carol. From young children to university students the words have been replaced to suit the mood.

The music for While Shepherds Watched comes from “Siroe,” an opera by George Frederick Handel. The Poet Laureate in the reign of Queen Anne, Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady paraphrased the psalms for singing in rhyme. In 1703 While Shepherds Watched was the result of their method.

While Shepherds Watched – Lyrics and Verses

While shepherds watched
Their flocks by night
All seated on the ground
The angel of the Lord came down
And glory shone around
And glory shone around

“Fear not,” he said,
For mighty dread
Had seized their troubled minds
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind,
To you and all mankind.”

“To you in David’s
Town this day
Is born of David’s line
The Savior who is Christ the Lord
And this shall be the sign
And this shall be the sign.”

“The heavenly Babe
You there shall find
To human view displayed
And meanly wrapped
In swathing bands
And in a manger laid
And in a manger laid.”

Thus spake the seraph,
And forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song
Addressed their joyful song

“All glory be to
God on high
And to the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth
From heaven to men
Begin and never cease
Begin and never cease!”

>>>Next Carol:Away in a Manager!

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