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 1While shepherds watched 
 2.i Nahum Tate
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 5While shepherds watched their flocks by night, 
 6All seated on the ground, 
 7The angel of the Lord came down 
 8And glory shone around.
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11'Fear not' said he,
12for mighty dread 
13Had seized their troubled mind; 
14'Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
15To you and all mankind.
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18'To you in David's town this day 
19Is born of David's line 
20A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, 
21And this shall be the sign.
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24'The heavenly babe
25you there shall find 
26To human view displayed, 
27All meanly wrapped
28in swaddling bands, 
29And in a manger laid.'
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32Thus spake the seraph;
33and forthwith 
34Appeared a shining throng 
35Of angels, praising God,
36who thus 
37Addressed their joyful song:
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40'All glory be to God on high 
41And on the earth be peace; 
42Goodwill henceforth
43from heaven to men 
44Begin and never cease.' 
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