Shepherd, leave thy sheep (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Shepherd, Leave Thy Sheep
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano, flute (optional)

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Original text and translations

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Shepherd, leave thy sheep, and hasten to Bethlehem to see the Baby
Though the night is deep, come hasten to Bethlehem to see the Baby
Leave them on the hill
Bid them fear no ill
Come and see the wondrous Child of whom the angels sing

Shepherd, leave thy sheep, and haste to the manger lowly to behold Him
Leave them as they sleep, for legions are watching night to surely fold them
Come to Bethlehem
God will guard thy lambs
While thine eyes behold the Child as he lies sleeping

Shepherd, leave thy sheep; secure in his care, no harm shall there befall them
Shepherd, leave thy sheep; thy flock will await thee safely 'til ye call them
Shepherd, leave thy sheep
Angels watch shall keep
O'er thy little ones, that ye may seek the newborn King.