News From the Regions of the Skies (Oxford) 306
Tune: Juvenile Harmony, 1825; Arranged by John Massengale, 1850
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Isaac Watts, 1706
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes,
And send your fears away;
News from the regions of the skies,
A Saviorís 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!