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Shepherds! Shake off your drowsy sleep [song lyrics]

Song lyrics to Shepherds! Shake off your drowsy sleep – Traditional French carol; translator unknown, traditional French melody

  1. Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep,
    Rise and leave your silly sheep;
    Angels from heav’n around are singing,
    Tidings of great joy are bringing.

Chorus; Shepherds, the chorus come and swell,
Sing ” Noel, Noel, Noel, ”


  1. Hark! even now the bells ring round ,
    Listen to their merry sound;
    Hark! how the birds new songs are making,
    As if winter’s chains were breaking.

Chorus; Shepherds, the chorus come and swell,
Sing ” Noel, Noel, Noel, ”

3, See how the flowers all burst anew,
Thinking snow flowers in summer dew;
See how the stars afresh are glowing,
All their brightest beams bestowing.

Chorus; Shepherds, the chorus come and swell,
Sing ” Noel, Noel, Noel, ”

4 . Cometh at length the age of peace,
Strife and sorrow now shall cease;
Prophets foretold the wondrous story
Of this Heaven born Prince of glory.

Chorus; Shepherds, the chorus come and swell,
Sing ” Noel, Noel, Noel, ”

  1. Shepherds! then up and quick away,
    Seek the Babe ere break of day;
    He is the hope of every nation,
    All in Him shall find salvation.

Chorus; Shepherds, the chorus come and swell,
Sing ” Noel, Noel, Noel, ”

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