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Thread #36310   Message #1392884
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
29-Jan-05 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Odd that the lyrics as posted by the Copper Family Web Site are not here.

SHEPHERDS ARISE

Shepherds arise, be not afraid, with hasty steps *prepare
To David's city, sin on earth,
With our blest Infant- with our blest Infant there,
With our blest Infant there, with our blest Infant there.

Sing, sing, all earth, sing, sing, all earth eternal praises sing
To our Redeemer, to our Redeemer and our heavenly King.

Laid in a manger viewed a child, humility Divine,
Sweet innocence sounds meek and mild.
Grace in his features- grace in his features shine,
Grace in his features shine, grace in his features shine.
Sing, sing, all earth, sing, sing, all earth eternal praises sing
To our Redeemer, to our Redeemer and our heavenly King.

For us the Saviour came on earth, for us his life he gave,
To save us from eternal death
And to raise us from- and to raise us from the grave
To raise us from the grave and to raise us from the grave.
Sing, sing, all earth, sing, sing, all earth eternal praises sing
To our Redeemer, to our Redeemer, and our heavenly King.

Blessed, bless'd, blest. Argument is pointless, all are acceptable, in U. S. A., Canada, or UK. I would guess that, if the carol is from an old book or sheet, that bless'd was the original, which would be pronounced as blest. See Malcolm's post, above.

Sin on earth- Didn't He come as a Redeemer? This was already alluded to by Shantieman.
Prior's version- I see nothing wrong with 'maid.' Wasn't she supposed to be a virgin?
*prepare- sic