The Shepherds returned

Including a performance by the Tenet Vocal Artists

Luke 2: 15-20

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.’ 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.


1. While their flocks the shepherds tended
Heavenly hosts to earth descended
Singing, with all voices blended,
“Fear not, Christ is born today.”
    Eastern Seers rich gifts had wrought Him
    Gold, Frankincense, myrrh they brought Him
    Guided by a Star, they sought Him
    Prince of Life and Victory

2. On that Child with Mary gazing,
Join ye Christians all in raising
Songs to Him, whom Heaven is praising,
God incarnate come to men
    From this day’s first dawn to even
    Praise to Christ our King be given
    By all Earth, and all in Heaven,
    In our sweetest, loftiest strain.

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