Scripture Verse

Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us. Luke 2:15


Adoration of the Shepherds
Michelangelo Caravaggio

Words: Bo­hem­i­an folk song (Ne­sem vám no­vi­ny). Trans­lat­ed from Bo­hem­i­an to Eng­lish by Ma­ri R. Ho­fer, 1912.

Music: Kom­met Ihr Hir­ten Bo­hem­i­an folk song (🔊 pdf nwc).

Mari R. Hofer


Come, all ye shepherds, ye children of earth,
Come ye, bring greetings to yon heavenly birth.
For Christ the Lord to all men is given,
To be our Savior sent down from Heaven:
Come, welcome Him!

Hasten then, hasten to Bethlehem’s stall,
There to see heaven descend to us all.
With holy feeling, there humbly kneeling,
We will adore Him, bow down before Him,
Worship the King.

Angels and shepherds together we go
Seeking the Savior from all earthly woe;
While angels, winging, His praise are singing,
Heaven’s echoes ringing, peace on earth bringing,
Good will to men.