While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Written by: George Kirbye, Nahum Tate

© Arr. 2010 Integrity Music | CCLI: 2088730

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks As sung by: Unknown


Original Key: D


Verse 1:
     D                        G/B     A7   D
While shepherds watched their flocks  by  night,
A/C♯  D      Esus4  E   Asus2add4   A
All   seated on     the ground,
D7   G     D/F♯         Em7  Cdim7       F♯
The  an –  gel    of    the  Lord   came down
    G        A7        Bm     E
And glo – ry shone a – round,
    G         A7       D2
And glo – ry shone a – round.

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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 mind;
‘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 Savior, who is Christ the Lord,
And this shall be the sign.

‘The heavenly babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swaddling bands,
And in a manger laid.'

Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song:

‘All glory be to God on high
And on the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease.'

Lyrics: Public Domain

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