Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14


Shepherds Abiding in the Fields
Carl H. Bloch, 1834–1890

Words: John W. Way­land, in Life Songs, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el F. Coff­man & John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1916), num­ber 215.

Music: John D. Brunk (🔊 pdf nwc).

John D. Brunk


Fear not, fear not, O ye shepherds,
Rather give ye thanks and sing,
For to you and to all people
Tidings of great joy I bring.


Glory, glory in the highest!
Unto God let praise increase!
Glory, glory in the highest!
Unto men good-will and peace!

For in yonder town of David—
Seek ye there with one accord—
There is born to you a Savior
Which is even Christ the Lord.


This the sign by which to know Him,
Seek ye, then, be not afraid—
Ye shall find a babe in Bethl’em,
In a lowly manger laid.