As Lately We Watched
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As lately we watch’d o’er our fields thro’ the night,
A star there was seen of such glorious light.
All thro’ the night, angels did sing
Carols so sweet of the birth of a King.
A King of such beauty was ne’er before seen,
And Mary His mother so like a queen.
Blessed be the hour, welcome the morn,
For Christ our dear Saviour on earth now is born.
His throne is a manger, His court is a loft,
But troops of bright angels, in lays sweet and soft,
Him they proclaim, our Christ by name,
And earth, sky and air straight are filled with his fame.