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Hymn #151: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

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151 (C.M.) Nahum Tate

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.

"Fear not," said he, for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled minds,

"Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind.

"To you, in David's town, this day

Is born of David's line

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,

And this shall be the sign:

"The heav'nly Babe you there shall find

To human view displayed

All meanly wrapt in swathing-bands,

And in a manger laid."

Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith

Appeared a shining train

Of angels praising God, and thus

Addressed their joyful strain:

"All glory be to God on high

And on the earth be peace;

Goodwill henceforth, from heav'n to men,

Begin and never cease."

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