Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes,
And send your fears away;
News from the regions of the skies,
A Saviour’s born today!
Jesus, the God whom angels fear,
Comes down to dwell with you!
Today he makes his entrance here,
But not as monarchs do.
No gold nor purple swaddling bands,
Nor royal shining things,
A manger for his cradle stands,
And holds the King of Kings.