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14. WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks “The heavenly Babe you there shall find
All seated on the ground, [by night, To human view display'd, The Angel of the Lord came down, All meanly wrapt in swathing bands, And glory shone around.
And in a manger laid.” “Fear not,” said he,—for mighty dread Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
Had seized their troubled mind, - Appear'd a shining throng “Glad tidings of great joy I bring Of Angels praising God, who thus To you and all mankind.
Address'd their joyful song : “ To you, in David's town this day, “All glory be to God on high, Is born, of David's line,
And to the earth be peace : A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, Good will, henceforth, from heaven to men, And this shall be the sign :
Begin and never cease.”
15. RIGHT and joyful is the morn,
For to us a Child is born ; From the highest realms of heaven Unto us a Son is given. On His shoulder He shall bear Power and majesty, and wear On His vesture and His thigh Names most awful, names most high. Wonderful in counsel He, The incarnate Deity; Sire of ages ne'er to cease, King of kings and Prince of peace. Come and worship at His feet, Yield to Christ the homage meet, From His manger to His throne, Homage due to God alone.