1. Ye simple men of heart sincere,
Shepherds who watch your flocks by night,
Start not to see an angel near,
Nor tremble at this glorious light.
2. An herald from the heavenly King,
I come your every fear to chase:
Good tidings of great joy I bring,
Great joy to all the fallen race!
3. To you is born on this glad day
A Saviour, by our host adored;
Our God in Bethlehem survey,
Make haste to worship Christ the Lord.
4 By this the Saviour of mankind,
The incarnate God, shall be display’d,
The Babe ye wrapp’d in swathes shall find
And humbly in a manger laid.