“While Shepherds Were Watching Their Flocks By the Night”
"While shepherds were watching" angels shouted "Cheer up, faithful shepherds, and be not afraid ... The saviour is born." "I went to behold him. I asked them his name. His name it was Jesus; from Bethlehem came"
Like "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks," this is clearly based on Luke 2:8-14. I can't help but suspect there is some sort of relationship between the two. A rewrite for a different sect? A retranslation of a version translated into Welsh or some such? To this I have no clue. - RBW
- cf. "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" (subject)
- George Dunn, "While Shepherds Were Watching Their Flocks By the Night" (on Voice16)
- Roud #16898
- BI, RcWSWWTF