1. There's a Saviour to see on Christmas morn -
rise up, shepherd, and follow;
we will show you the place where the child is born -
rise up, shepherd, and follow.
Leave your sheep and leave your lambs -
rise up, shepherd, and follow;
leave your sheep and leave your rams -
rise up, shepherd, and follow!
Follow, follow, rise up, shepherd, and follow;
hark to the angels of Bethlehem -
rise up, shepherd, and follow, follow, follow!

2. If you take good heed to the angel's words -
rise up, shepherd, and follow;
you'll forget your flocks, you'll forget your herds -
rise up, shepherd, and follow.
Leave your sheep and leave your lambs -
rise up, shepherd, and follow;
leave your sheep and leave your rams -
rise up, shepherd, and follow!
Follow, follow, rise up, shepherd, and follow;
hark to the angels of Bethlehem -
rise up, shepherd, and follow, follow, follow!

African-American spiritual