While Shepherds Kept Their Watching


Refrain:
Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and ev’rywhere;
Go, tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
O’er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light. [Refrain]

The shepherds feared and trembled
When high above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus
That hailed our Savior’s birth. [Refrain]

And lo, when they had heard it,
They all bowed down and prayed;
They traveled on together
To where the Babe was laid. [Refrain]

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born,
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]