While Shepherds Watched

First line: While shepherds watched their flocks by night / While shepherds watch [watched] their flocks by night / While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All / While shepherds watch’d their flocks by night / While shepherds watched their flocks

Original language: English

Words: Nahum Tate
Music: Yorkshire carol


While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
, 211


1. While shepherds watch’d their flocks by night,All seated on the ground,The angel of the Lord came down,And glory shone around.“Fear not,” said he, for mighty dreadHad seized their troubled mind;“Glad tidings of great joy I bringTo you and all mankind.”
2. “To you, in David’s town this day,Is born of David’s lineThe Savior who is Christ the Lord,And this shall be the sign:The heav’nly Babe you there shall findTo human view displayed,All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,And in a manger laid.”
3. Thus spake the seraph, and forthwithAppeared a shining throngOf angels praising God, who thusAddressed their joyful song:“All glory be to God on highAnd on the earth be peace.Goodwill henceforth from heav’n to menBegin and never cease.”

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

, 211

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night

, 222

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, 206

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

, no. 103b

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

, no. 82b

While Shepherds Watched

, 17

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

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Other Christian Denominations

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, 228

Other Christian Denominations

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Other Christian Denominations

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, 94

Other Christian Denominations

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Other Christian Denominations

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, 95

Other Christian Denominations

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Other Christian Denominations

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, 24

Other Christian Denominations

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, 444

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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, 67

Other Christian Denominations

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

, 147

Unofficial or Local Publications

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, 43