While shepherds watched their flocks

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

 

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Fear not, said he, for mighty dread
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Had seized their troubled mind;
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Glad tidings of great joy I bring
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To you and all mankind.

 


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To you, in David's town, this day
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Is born, of David's line,
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The Savior, who is Christ the Lord, 
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And this shall be the sign:

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The heav’nly Babe you there will find
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To human view displayed,
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All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
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And in a manger laid.

 

 

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Thus spake the seraph and forthwith 
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Appeared a shining throng
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Of angels praising God on high, 
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Who thus addressed their song:

 

 

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All glory be to God on high,
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And to the earth be peace;
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Good will henceforth from heaven to men
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Begin and never cease.

LYRIC VIDEO

Chord Sheet by Nathan Drake.

"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" written by Nahum Tate in 1700.

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