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While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night Handel Help Opus Details
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This Christmas Carol While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night dates back to 1703. The words for While shepherds watched were written by Nahum Tate, who was the Poet Laureate in the reign of Queen Anne, and Nicholas Brady. The familiar melody used for While Shepherds Watched was taken from "Siroe," an opera by George Frederick Handel.

School children enjoy changing the words to "While Shepherds washed their socks by night!"

While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground
The angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone around
Category: Sacred Solo Featuring Organ Baroque Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   F Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night
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