WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT, (Winchester Old)
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came forth,
And glory shone around.
"Fear not", said he (for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind),
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind..
"All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Good will henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease!"