While by My Sheep

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1 While by the sheep we watched at night,
Glad tidings brought an angel bright.

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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