Shepherds, rejoice (Purcell James Mansfield)

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  • (Posted 2022-08-28)  CPDL #70569:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-08-28).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Shepherds, rejoice
Composer: Purcell James Mansfield
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1921
Description: French carol harmonized and arranged by Mr. Mansfield

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Original text and translations

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Shepherds rejoice your Saviour is nigh:
Sing o'er His cradle your sweet lullaby.

Lullaby, lullaby, lullaby sing:
Low in His cradle lies Jesus your King.

Hark how the angels carol His love,
He who for man's behoof came from above. [refrain]

3. Mary her lovely babe lays to rest,
Folding His tender limbs close to her breast. [refrain]

4. Joyful as all now homewards depart;
Cherish this scene of Christ's love in your heart. [refrain]