While Shepherds Watched (Winchester Old – 6 Verses) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

While Shepherds Watched ~ Lyrics

1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground;
the angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

2. “Fear not!” said he, (for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind):
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you and all mankind.”

3. “To you, in David’s town, this day
is born of David’s line
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign:”

4. “The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
and in a manger laid.”

5. Thus spake the seraph and forthwith
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God, who thus
addressed their joyful song:

6. “All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
good will henceforth from heaven to men
begin and never cease!”

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Nahum Tate (1652 – 1715). Public Domain.

Winchester Old ~ Recordings

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Ye Sons Of Men, A Feeble Race (Windsor Revised – 3 Verses) – Organ

Ye Sons Of Men, A Feeble Race ~ Lyrics

Let all the earth, all time and space,
all people, everywhere,
come make the Lord your dwelling place,
come, try and trust God’s care.
God, I’ll sing praises to your name,
and in your strength rejoice;
when your salvation is my theme,
exalted be my voice!

You give the angels charge to keep
my feet in all your ways;
they watch my pillow while I sleep,
and guard my waking days.
Their hands shall bear me, lest I fall
and dash against the stones;
are they not servants at your call,
to guard your faithful ones?

“Because you set your love on me,
I’ll save you,” (says the Lord);
“I’ll keep your soul most willingly,
with my all-powerful word.
For those to whom my name is known,
I’ll honour them in heaven;
there my salvation shall be shown,
and endless life be given.”

Meter: 86 86 86 86. Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) based upon based upon Psalm 91. Public Domain

Windsor Revised ~ Recording

  • Tune: Windsor Revised, composed by Christopher Tye (1505 – 1573). Melody Public Domain. Arranged by Richard M S Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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