Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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Shepherds Abiding in the Fields
Carl H. Bloch (1834-1890)

Alice J. Cleator, in Uplifted Voices, edited by Adam Geibel & R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adam Geibel Music, 1901), number 169.

R. Frank Lehman (🔊 pdf nwc).

All the city lies in sleeping,
O’er the sea a silence reigns;
Lowly shepherds watch are keeping
O’er their flocks on Judah’s plains.

Refrain

Hark the song, the song of angels,
News of joy and peace we gladly bring;
In the favored city yonder,
Christ is born, is born today a king.

In the favored city yonder,
Christ is born today a king.

Lo! a starry light is shining,
Music thrills the arch of night.
Shepherds on the plains reclining
Rise to greet the song and light.

Refrain

In a shelter rude and lowly
Shepherds find the Prince of Light;
O how beautiful and holy
Was that happy Christmas night.

Refrain