While by My Sheep

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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 ever joy our hearts shall fill. (Refrain)

Translator: Theodore Baker

Born: June 3, 1851, New York Ci­ty. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1934, Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny. Baker stu­died mu­sic in Ger­ma­ny, where he re­ceived his PhD de­gree at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig (his doc­tor­al dis­ser­ta­tion was on the mu­sic of the Sen­e­ca In­di­ans). Lat­er he worked as lit­er­ary ed­it­or for the G. Schirm­er Mu­sic Com­pa­ny (1892-1926) and wrote the Bi­o­graph­ic­al Dic­tion­ary of Mu­si­cians (1900). Translations "How Great Our Joy" "Lo, How a Rose E’er Bloom­ing" "We Ga­ther To­ge­ther" --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #108
The Cyber Hymnal #2377
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