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Saturday 17 December - Shepherd's Pipe Carol (John Rutter)

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Sung by the choir of Guildford Cathedral.
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Going through the hills on a night all starry
On the way to Bethlehem
Far away I heard a shepherd-boy piping
On the way to Bethlehem

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
Dance and sing for joy that Christ the Newborn King
Is come to bring us peace on Earth
And he’s lying cradled there at Bethlehem.

Tell me shepherd boy, piping tunes so merrily,
On the way to Bethlehem
Who will hear your tunes on these hills so lonely
On the way to Bethlehem

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
Dance and sing for joy that Christ the Newborn King
Is come to bring us peace on Earth
And he’s lying cradled there at Bethlehem.

None may hear my pipes on these hills so lonely
On the way to Bethlehem;
But a King will hear me play sweet lullabies
When I get to Bethlehem.

Angels in the sky came down from on high
Hovered o'er the manger where the babe was laying
Cradled in the arms of his mother Mary
Sleeping now at Bethlehem

Where is this new King, shepherd boy piping merrily,
Is he there at Betlhelem
I will find him soon by the star shining brightly
In the sky of Bethlehem.

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
Dance and sing for joy that Christ the Newborn King
Is come to bring us peace on Earth
And he’s lying cradled there at Bethlehem.

May I come with you, shepherd boy piping merrily,
Come with you to Bethlehem?
Pay my homage too at the new King’s cradle;
Is it far to Bethlehem?

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
Dance and sing for joy that Christ the Newborn King
Is born this night in lowly stable yonder,
Born for you at Bethlehem.