When The Herds Were Watching

Melody -

W. Canton, 1845-1926

1. When the herds were watching
In the midnight chill,
Came a spotless lambkin
From the heavenly hill.

2. Snow was on the mountains
And the wind was cold,
When from God's own garden
Dropped a rose of gold.
  3. When 'twas bitter winter,
Homeless and forlorn
In a starlit stable
Christ the babe was born.

4. Welcome, heavenly lambkin;
Welcome, golden rose;
Alleluya, baby
In the swaddling clothes!

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