While Shepherds Watched Their Flock

(C,*E 4/4 Slow Text: Nahum Tate 1700, Music: George Handel)

Verse 1
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around, And glory shone a-round.
Verse 2
Fear not! he for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind
Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
To you and all mankind, To you and all mankind.
Verse 3
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, And this shall be the sign.
Verse 4
The Heav'nly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid, And in a manger laid.