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While Shepherds Watched [Pentonville]

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While Shepherds Watched [Pentonville]

While Shepherds Watched

Whilst Shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The Angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone all around.
 
'Fear not, said he, for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind,
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind.
 
To you in David's town this day
Is born of David's line
A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord,
And this shall be the sign.
 
The heav'nly Babe you there shall find,
To human view display'd,
All meanly wrapp't in swaddling bands,
And in a manger laid.
 
Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of Angels, praising God, and thus
Addressed their joyful song:
 
All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Good-will henceforth from Heaven to men
Begin and never cease.

The Nativity


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Even today, in many parts of
Yorkshire and Derbyshire,
is rarely heard to the nationally
known tune Winchester Old,
instead it occurs in dozens of
different versions - including
highly ornate settings like
Pentonville and Lyngham

an absolutely delightful website from
Woodlands Junior School
in Tonbridge, Kent, England,
on this page they show us what
Christmas means to the folk
in England, as they see it
Wonderful Stuff!

Jesus Through the Centuries

the PBS Frontline series
on the rise of Christianity

possibly the most comprehensive
webite on the New Testament
on the web

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