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1 While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated
on the ground,
2 "Fear not," said he, for mighty dread Had seized their trou-bled mind,
"Glad ti-dings of great joy I bring To you and all man kind. A-MEN.
Frederick H. Cheeswright, 1889
184 SHACKELFORD C. M. D.
1 While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All
seated on the ground,
2 "Fear not," said he,- for might - y dread Had seized their trou-bled
"Glad tidings of great joy
3 "To you, in David's town this day, Is born of David's line,
A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
4 "The heavenly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,
5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
6 "All glory be to God on high,
Begin and never cease."
Nahum Tate, 1702
The people dwell in day, who dwelt In death's sur-round-ing night. A - MEN.
Choosing a man-ger for Thy throne, While worlds on worlds are Thine a-lone. A-MEN.
(See also WAREHAM, No. 344)
Frederick C. Maker, 1881
186 NATIVITY NEW 188.8.131.52.6.6.
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1 All my heart this night re- joi - ces, As I hear, far and near,
Sweet - est an gel voices; "Christ is born," their choirs are sing - ing,
Mes - si ah
ry tion to
is King. 2 Tell how He
glo-ry ex- cell - ing, He stoops to re- deem thee, He reigns up on