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The Army and Navy Hymnal/Catholic/Watching in the Meadows

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25 Watching in the Meadows
(CHRISTMAS EVE )
Myles Birket Foster, 1851-
 


1.Watching in the meadows O'er their flocks by night,
Shepherds heard glad tidings, Saw heaven's wondrous light!
Hallelujahs heard they From the angels then—
'Peace on earth' their message, And 'Goodwill to men!'
'Peace on earth' their message, And 'Goodwill to men!'
'Peace on earth, Peace on earth.'
2.Hark, that joyous message! Mourners, cease to grieve!
Join to hail with gladness Blessed Christmas Eve!
Children let those tidings Ring forth once again:
'Glory in the highest', And 'Goodwill to men!'
'Glory in the highest', And 'Goodwill to men!'
'Peace on earth, Peace on earth.'
A-men