1 Softly, a shepherd is singing his song
over the Bethlehem hills all night long:
Night-time is passing wait for the dawning!
Praise him who brings us joy in the morning: Alleluia!
2 Heralding angels are singing their song,
wonderful words that to heaven belong:
3 Lovingly, Mary is singing her song,
bearing the child who will bear all our wrong:
4 Worshipping Jesus, we sing a new song
Bethlehem's baby, our saviour so strong:
Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns
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