120. Where Shepherds Lately Knelt

Text Information
First Line: Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's word
Title: Where Shepherds Lately Knelt
Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda (1986)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:8-14; Romans 1:3
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Jesus Christ: Birth
Language: English
Copyright: © 1987 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Composer: Carl F. Schalk (1986)
Key: E Major
Copyright: © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc.
Notes: Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.

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Witnessing the beginning or the end of life evokes very personal responses (emphasized by the “for me” at the end of each stanza), especially when the scale is intimate, as in this imagined visit to Christ’s manger. The prophecies recalled in stanza three come from Isaiah 9:6.

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