Joyful Harts Music Library


Worship Suggestion:

1. The sound file is looped.

2. Before the song begins, make remarks about the blessing the shepherds received in becoming active participants in the nativity. Emphasize how the shepherds left the manger praising God and testifying to people along the way.

3. As the song plays the first time, Read Luke 2:8 - 15 Verses 1 - 3 will play throughout the reading. Let the song end.

4. As song plays the second time, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.

5. Prayer and Meditation.

​Verse 1:

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

Verse 2:
"Fear not!" said he, for mighty dread 
had seized their troubled mind. 
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
to all of humankind, 
to all of humankind." 


Verse 3:

​"To you, in David's town, this day 
is born of David's line 
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, 
and this shall be the sign, 
and this shall be the sign:" 

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

  • While Shepherds Watched 521:30

Luke Chapter 2

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.12 And this shall be a sign unto you;

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.