To shepherds as they watched by nightAuthor: Martin Luther; Translator: Richard Massie (1800-1887, alt.)
Published in 13 hymnals
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1 To shepherds as they watched by night
Appeared a host of angels bright;
"Behold 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 cannot fail.
To God forever sing your praise
With joy and patience all your days.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #53||To Shepherds as They Watched by Night||To shepherds as they watched at night||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR||Martin Luther; Richard Massie||LM||1993||Christmas ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #154||To Shepherds as They Watched by Night||To shepherds as they watched by night||ICH KOMM AUS FREMDEN LANDEN HER||M. Luther,1483-1546; R. Massie, 1800-87||L M||1996||Presentation of Christ | ; Christmas 1 ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6867||To Shepherds as They Watched by Night||To shepherds as they watched by night||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR||Richard Massie; Martin Luther||LM||<cite> Geistliche Lieder</cite> (Wittenberg, Germany: 1543); translation in <cite>Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs</cite>, 1854|