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The Shepherds Song: Come, Let Us Adore

Deacon Pedro

Thursday, December 25, 2008

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The night was still, the stars shinning bright.
My friends and I lie awake, the fire gives us light.
We watch our sheep and pray God hears our plight.
How will we ever escape the painful lives we lead?
Israel is held captive; we long to be freed,
so we lie in silence and pray for what we need.
When all of a sudden, a light ripped through the darkness
"Do not be afraid, I bring news of great joy:
To you is born this day in the city of David
the Saviour, the Messiah, the Christ, the Lord."
Then the sky was filled with angels singing and praising God:
"Peace on earth and glory be to God!"
Then the angels disappeared, we were left in the cold.
They had said there’d be a sign. That’s what we were told:
"A babe lies in a manger, go and behold."
I would not believe until I saw this king,
So we ran into town and right behind the Inn
A star pointed to the stable and we went in.
And all of a sudden our fears melted into hope;
our confusion into peace. Our sorrows turned to joy!
Because to us is born this day in the city of David
our Saviour, the Messiah, the Christ, our Lord.
So we fell unto our knees and we lifted hands up high
Come let us adore…
So we fell unto our knees and we lifted hands up high
Come let us adore…
O Come, let us adore:
Behold, behold the wood of the crib
On which is sleeping our Salvation
O Come let us adore…
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Painting: Adoration of the Shepherds, Gerrit van Honthorst


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