Song of the Angels at the Nativity of Our Blessed Saviour by Nahum Tate

(Luke II from v. 8 to v. 15.)

While Shepherds watch’d their Flocks by Night all seated on the Ground,
The angel of the Lord came down, and Glory shone 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
“The Saviour who is Christ the Lord; and this shall be the sign:
“The heav’nly Babe you there shall find to humane view display’d
“All meanly wrapt in swathing Bands, and in a Manger laid.
Thus spake the Seraph, & forthwith appear’d a shining Throng
Of Angels praising God, and thus addrest their joyful Song;
“All Glory be to God on high, and to the Earth be Peace;
“Good-will, henceforth, from heav’n to men, begin and never cease.”

From: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw323.html

Date: 1700

By: Nahum Tate (1652-1715)

Alternative Title: While Shepherds Watch’d Their Flocks By Night

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