Shepherds’ Vigil – lyrics

Shepherds’ vigil

Eda Stillwell © Leigh Newton – Recorded on “Christmas in the Scrub”

1. In Bethl’em’s town on Christmas night,
The little children slept
While in the fields ‘neath starry light
The shepherds’ vigil kept

2. Mid solemn hush of midnight calm
Christ Jesus came to earth.
To humble shepherds, angel song
Proclaimed his wondrous birth.

3. Amazed by all the angels said
They ran to find the boy,
To find his lowly manger bed;
They worshiped him with joy.