Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday's Words

"Red Poinsettia"(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

While Shepherds watch'd their Flocks by Night,
All seated on the Ground,
The Angel of the Lord came down,
And Glory Shone all around.

Fear not, said he, (for mighty Dread
Had seiz'd their troubled Mind)
Glad Tidings of great Joy I bring
To you and all mankind.

To you in David's Town this Day
Is born of David's Line,
A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord;
And this shall be the Sign.

The heav'nly Babe you there shall find
To human View display'd.
All meanly wrapt in swaddling Bands,
And in a Manger laid.

Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith
Appeared a shining Throng
Of Angels praising God, and thus
Addressed their joyful Song.

All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be Peace;
Good Will, henceforth, from Heaven to Men
Begin and never cease."

Source: N. Brady and N. Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David, With A Supplement to the New Version of Psalms, The Whole Being A Compleat Psalmody.” Eighth Edition, Corrected. (London: J. Ilive, 1724, 1733). pp. 58-59.

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