Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #87: "Shepherds, Rejoice! Lift Up Your Eyes

Hymn #86 Hymn #88

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87 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

"Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes,

And send your fears away;

News from the regions of the skies,

Salvation's born today.

"Jesus, our God whom angels fear,

Comes down to dwell with you;

Today He makes His entrance here,

But not as monarchs do.

"No gold nor purple swaddling bands.

Nor royal shining things;

A manger for His cradle stands,

And holds the King of kings.

"Go, shepherds, where the infant lies,

And see His humble throne

With tears of joy in all your eyes,

Go, shepherds, kiss the Son."

The angel spake, and straight away

The heav'nly host abounds,

Rejoicing to God's praises say,

'Til all the night resounds:

"Glory to God that reigns above!

Let peace surround the earth!

Mortals shall know their Maker's love,

At their Redeemer's birth."

Lord, and shall angels have their songs,

And men no tunes to raise?

Oh, may we lose our useless tongues

When they forget to praise.

Glory to God that reigns above,

That pitied us forlorn;

We join to sing our Maker's love,

For there's a Saviour born.

Hymn #86 Hymn #88