1 To shepherds as they watched by night
Appeared a host of angels bright;
"ehold the tender Babe," they said,
In yonder lowly manger laid.
2 "At Bethlehem, in David's town,
As Micah did of old make known;
Tis Jesus Christ, your Lord and King,
Who doth to all salvation bring."
3 Oh, then rejoice that through His Son
God is with sinners now at one;
Made like yourselves of flesh and blood,
Your brother is th'eternal God.
4 What harm can sin and death then do?
The true God now abides with you.
Let hell and Satan rage and chafe,
Christ is your Brother--ye are safe.
5 Not one He will or can forsake
Who Him his confidence doth make.
Let all his wiles the Tempter try,
You may his utmost pow'rs defy.
6 Ye shall and must at last prevail;
God's own ye are, ye cannnot fail.
To God forever sing your praise
With joy and patience all your days.
|First Line:||To shepherds as they watched by night|
|Title:||To Shepherds as They Watched by Night|
|German Title:||Vom Himmel kam der Engle Schar|
|Translator:||R. Massie, 1800-87|
|Topic:||Presentation of Christ; Christmas 1|
|Name:||ICH KOMM AUS FREMDEN LANDEN HER|
|Source:||Kranzelied, German, 15th cent.|