RECITATIVE. (Soprano): There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And lo! the angel of the Lord cam upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto the, Fear not; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people; for unto you is
born this day in the City of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying:

CHORUS: Glory to God! Glory to God!
Glory to God in the highest,
And peace on earth.
Goodwill towards men.