While Shepherds Watched Their

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.
Fear not, said he, for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled minds;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
To you and all mankind.

To you in David's town this day,
Is born of David's line,
The Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord,
And this shall be the sign:
The heavenly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed.
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid.  

Thus spake the seraph - and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, and thus
Addressed their joyful song:
All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Good-will henceforth from Heaven to men
Begin, and never cease!

36 While Shepherds Watched Their

Imnailgit tapkua imnaitik munagitillugit
ihalgulik atakpaktuk kaumapkakpakhugit.

Ekhitailivagluhi-guk ekhiukpangmata,
ukauhit alianaktun tuhaanaktun illa.

Tavitim iglukagviani uvulmi aniyuk
Godim engninga Annauyyi pivluhi tikituk.

Kenigiaktugupfiuk pakingniaktakhi
nutaganuak nallayuk negiyutikagvingmi.

Ihalgulik ukaguegman tayyainak kilangmi
ihalgulgit amigaitun atuglektun huli.

Godikput nagugiyauli kingikiyauyumun
inungnullu Godiptingnun Annauyyi tikiman.