Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep,
to whom God's angels did appear
which put the shepherds in great fear.
"Arise and go," the angels said.
"To Bethlehem, be not afraid;
there you'll find, this happy morn,
a princely babe, sweet Jesus born."
There were three wise men from afar
directed by a glorious star,
and on they wandered night and day
until they came to where Jesus lay.
And when they came unto that place
where our beloved Messiah was,
they humbly laid them at his feet,
their gifts of gold and incense sweet.
(repeat verse 1)