1. O leave your sheep, you shepherds on the hillside,
leave all your sheep, and greet your newborn King;
for Christ is born, your sorrow can become your joy,
your God is Saviour too -
Go now! Go now!
The Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Go now! Go now!
The Christ is born in Bethlehem!

2. You'll find him there, this tiny little baby,
his cradle bed where cattle feed on hay!
He lies asleep; he loves you with unheard of love,
your God is shepherd too -
Go now! Go now!
Your faithful shepherd cares for you!
Go now! Go now!
Your faithful shepherd cares for you!

3. A boy is King! You eastern men of wisdom,
pursue the light that leads you to the Sun,
the rising Sun. This child is God incarnate,
he is God your Sovereign, too -
Bow down! Bow down!
Present your incense, gold and myrrh!
Bow down! Bow down!
Present your incense, gold and myrrh!

4. We pray you now, God's one and Holy Spirit,
to pierce our hearts with your eternal love,
give us your peace. For God will bring us heaven
through our faith in Christ the Lord -
Come now! Come now!
Come now and fill our hearts with love!
Come now! Come now!
Come now and fill our hearts with love!

from the French, Bill Stead

© Bill Stead / Jubilate Hymns

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