While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks

A traditional Christmas carol, arranged for a classical orchestra, led by interchanging recorder and vibraphone solos, calm and friendly in mood, well-suited for visual scenarios imbued with the festive spirit of the Christmas season and the Winter holidays.

The item is included in the following music pack:

      Christmas Music Pack 1

For more choice in the same music genre or application, please, see these public collections:

Christmas Music

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Acknowledgments of the public domain and/or creative commons licenses: music and lyrics by Nahum Tate (1652-1715).

WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCH THEIR FLOCKS

While shepherds watched / Their flocks by night / All seated on the ground / The angel of the Lord came down / And glory shone around / And glory shone around

“Fear not,” he said, / For mighty dread / Had seized their troubled minds / “Glad tidings of great joy I bring / To you and all mankind, / To you and all mankind.”

“To you in David’s / Town this day / Is born of David’s line / The Savior who is Christ the Lord / And this shall be the sign / And this shall be the sign.”

“The heavenly Babe / You there shall find / To human view displayed / And meanly wrapped / In swathing bands / And in a manger laid / And in a manger laid.”

Thus spake the seraph, / And forthwith / Appeared a shining throng / Of angels praising God, who thus / Addressed their joyful song / Addressed their joyful song

“All glory be to / God on high / And to the earth be peace; / Goodwill henceforth / From heaven to men / Begin and never cease / Begin and never cease!”

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