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And there were in the sane country
shepherds abiding in the field, keep
ing watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord caiue
upon them, and the glory of the Lord
shone about them; and they . v/ere sore
And the angel said unto them, Fear
not; for behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be
to all people*.
For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Savior, which is
Christ the Lord,
And this shall be a sign unto you:
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger»
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying:
Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good-will to\/ard men.
And it came to pass, as the angels
were gone away from them unto heaven,
the shepherds said one to another; Let
-us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see
jthis thing v/hich is come to pass,
which the Lord hath made Imown unto us.
And they came v/ith great haste , and
found Mary and Joseph and the babe ly
ing in the manger*
■ jAnd when they had seen it, they made
|mov/n abroad the saying which was told
them concerning this child:
To you and yours--may the blessings of
peace rest upon you this happy yule-
tide, and -may it remain through the
coming year, is our wish to one and all.