134. While by the Sheep We Watched At Night

1 While by the sheep we watched at night,
glad tidings brought an angel bright:

Refrain:
how great our joy! Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!

2 There shall be born, so he did say,
in Bethlehem a child today. [Refrain]

3 There shall the child lie in a stall,
this child who shall redeem us all. [Refrain]

4 This gift of God we’ll cherish well,
that every joy our hearts shall fill. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While by the sheep we watched at night
Title: While by the Sheep We Watched At Night
Translator: Theodore Baker
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 88 with refrain
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Topic: Christmas; Epiphany
Source: German carol (17th cent.)
Refrain First Line: How great our joy!
Tune Information
Name: JÜNGST
Arranger: Hugo Jüngst (1853-1923)
Meter: 88 with refrain
Key: g minor
Source: German trad.



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