WINCHESTER OLD CM (“While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks”)
O God, your grace has now appeared
In Mary’s tiny boy.
In this, your story, may we hear
Good news of wondrous joy.
Your gift of peace was heard that night
And shepherds were amazed.
Like them, may all your church delight
In angels’ songs of praise.
As Mary and as Joseph heard
What shepherds came to say,
May we find wonder in your word—
For still you speak today.
God, by your Spirit, may we find
In words we’ve long confessed,
Your grace that calls us to respond—
To live as we’ve been blessed.
Biblical Text: Luke 2:1-20
Tune: Este’s Psalmes, 1592. Desc. Alan Gray, 1923.
Text: Copyright © 2010 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.