There were shepherds (Dudley Buck)
- Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2009-06-08). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 229 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: There Were Shepherds
Composer: Dudley Buck
First published: 1868 as Opus 32, No. 1: "Two Christmas Anthems"
Original text and translations
There were shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flocks by night,
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.
And the angel said unto them,
"Fear not! for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people;
For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord, is Christ the Lord."
And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heav'nly host, praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will to men, Amen.