Hymn: While shepherds watched their flocks by night

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
all seated on the ground;
The angel of the Lord came down
and glory shone around

Singing, "Glory, glory
"Glory, glory, glory,
"Glory be to great Emmanuel."

"Fear not," said he (for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind)
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring
"to you, and all mankind."

Singing, "Glory, glory
"Glory, glory, glory,
"Glory be to great Emmanuel."

"To you in David's town this day
"is born of David's line
"the Saviour which is Christ the Lord
"and this shall be the sign."

Singing, "Glory, glory
"Glory, glory, glory,
"Glory be to great Emmanuel."

"The heavenly babe you there shall find
"to human view displayed,
"all meanly wrapt in wathing-bands
"and in a manger laid."

Singing, "Glory, glory
"Glory, glory, glory,
"Glory be to great Emmanuel."

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

Singing, "Glory, glory
"Glory, glory, glory,
"Glory be to great Emmanuel."

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

Singing, "Glory, glory
"Glory, glory, glory,
"Glory be to great Emmanuel."

Singers: oldcremona and friends | Words: Nahum Tate | Music: B.S. Barclay, 1843 | Sheet music available at the Library of Congress web site: http://www.loc.gov/resource/sm1843.390300.0/?sp=3