Scripture Verse

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10–11

Introduction

illustration
Shepherds Abiding in the Fields
Carl H. Bloch
1834–1890

Words: Fan­ny B. Earle, in the Pri­ma­ry Teach­ers’ Man­u­al, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher R. Black­all (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1913), num­ber 25.

Music: Per­pig­nan Fan­ny B. Earle, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Earle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

In the calm of that long ago night,
Far away on the Bethlehem hills,
There was seen a most wonderful light,
By the shepherds who faithful watch kept.

And the voice of an angel they heard,
Saying Fear not, good tidings I bring;
To all people proclaim the glad word,
That a Savior is born, Christ the Lord.

Then the heavens with glad anthems rang;
Glory, glory to God, the refrain;
As the angel and heav’nly host sang,
On earth peace, and good will unto men.