Shepherds Rejoice

Cat. #1595 (MFH #569) - As sung by Mr. J. W. Breazeal, Springfield, Missouri on April 27, 1958

Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes
And send your fears away
News from th regions of th skies
A Saviours borned today
Jesus, th God, whom angels fear
Come down to dwell with you
Today he makes his entrance here
But not as monarchs do

No golden purple swalding bands
Nor royal shining things
A manger for his cradle stands
And holds a King of kings
Go shepherds where th infant lies
And see his humble throne
Th tears of joy in all your eyes
Go shepherds kiss th sun

Thus Gabriel sang and straight abound
Th heavenly armies throng
They tune their harps to softly sound
And thus conclude their song
Glory to God, whose fears above
Let peace surround the earth
Mortals that know their makers love
Their redeemers birth

Mr. Brazeal gives his own introduction. He was past 86 years of age. His remarks is a short music lesson.