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While shepherds watch

While Shepherds watch 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 man-kind"

"To you in David's town this day
Is born of David's line
A Savior who is Christ the Lord
And this shall me the sign

Those spoke the seraph and forth-with
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God who thus
Addressed their joyful song

"All glory be to God on high
And to the earth be peace
Goodwill hence-forth from heav'n to men
Begin and never cease"