While Shepherds (Yorkshire Tune)

Tracks
While Shepherds - ALL PARTS
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While Shepherds - TUNE/Soprano
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While Shepherds - ALTO
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While Shepherds - LOW/Tenor
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Lyrics

WHILE SHEPHERDS 

Apologies for practise tracks; Tune is too high for my voice and Tenor is too low! But hopefully it gives you an idea of how it goes. Once you have got your part, try singing it with the ALL track.

Tune is "Ilkley Moor ba'ht 'at". Lyrics in italics and brackets are Low part.

1.While shepherds watched their flocks by night,(flocks by night) all seated on the ground

The angel of the Lord came down, (The angel of the Lord came down.) 

The angel of the Lord came down (The angel of the Lord came down - and glory shone around)

and glory shone around, and glory shone around, and glory shone around

                             (and glory shone and glory shone around)

 

2 "Fear not," said he, for mighty dread (mighty dread) had seized their troubled mind;

"Glad tidings of great joy I bring ("Glad tidings of great joy I bring)

"Glad tidings of great joy I bring ("Glad tidings of great joy - to you and all mankind)

to you and all mankind.", to you and all mankind.", to you and all mankind."

                ( to you and all,  to you and all mankind.")

 

3 "To you, in David's town, this day (town, this day) is born of David's line

a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,( a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,)

 a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord; ,( a Saviour, who is Christ the lord  - and this shall be the sign)

and this shall be the sign, and this shall be the sign, and this shall be the sign:"

           (and this shall be - and this shall be the sign)

 

4 "The heavenly Babe you there shall find (there shall find) to human view displayed,

all meanly wrapped in swathing bands (all meanly wrapped in swathing bands,)

 all meanly wrapped in swathing bands, (all meanly wrapped in swathing bands,)

 and in a manger laid." and in a manger laid." and in a manger laid."

              (and in a manger laid, and in a manger and in a manger laid.)

 

5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith (and forthwith) appeared a shining throng

of angels praising God, who thus (of angels praising God, who thus )

of angels praising God, who thus (of angels praising God, who thus- addressed their joyful song )

addressed their joyful song: addressed their joyful song addressed their joyful song

     (addressed their joyful - addressed their joyful song)

6 "All glory be to God on high (God on high) and to the earth be peace;

good will henceforth from heaven to men (good will henceforth from heaven to men )

good will henceforth from heaven to men (good will henceforth from heaven to men begin and never cease.)

begin and never cease, begin and never cease, begin and never cease."

          ( begin and never,  begin and never cease.")