1 Shepherds, wake to news of joy
God's envoy
comes to say
that for you is born a boy
close in David's town today!

2 Run to greet him Christ the Lord,
God's own Word,
now arrayed
not with clothes the rich afford,
but in humble manger laid!

3 Hear the midnight angels' cry,
through the sky
ringing still:
'Glory be to God on high,
peace on earth to all, goodwill;
peace on earth to all, goodwill!'

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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