Shepherds' Noel

HOW GREAT OUR JOY (While By the Sheep)
(Trad. German Carol, arr. Jüngst)

While by the sheep we watched at night,
Glad tidings brought an angel bright.

How great our joy! (echo)
Joy, joy, joy! (echo)
Praise we the Lord in heav'n on high! (echo)

There shall be born, so he did say,
In Bethlehem a child today.

How great our joy! (echo)
Joy, joy, joy! (echo)
Praise we the Lord in heav'n on high! (echo)

There shall the Child lay in a stall,
The child who shall redeem us all.

How great our joy! (echo)
Joy, joy, joy! (echo)
Praise we the Lord in heav'n on high! (echo)

This gift of God we'll cherish well,
That ever joy our hearts shall fill.

How great our joy! (echo)
Joy, joy, joy! (echo)
Praise we the Lord in heav'n on high! (echo)


THE FIRST NOEL
(Trad. English carol)

The first Noel, the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay.
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!

Then let us all, with one accord,
Give praises to our heav'nly Lord,
Who hath made heav'n and earth of naught,
And by his blood mankind hath bought!

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!