: The Children's Book Of Christmas Stories

And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and

keeping watch by night over their flock. And an angel of the Lord stood

by them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were

sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for, behold,

I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people:

for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, which

is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign unto you; ye shall find a babe

wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger. And suddenly there

was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and


Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace,

Good will toward men.

And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into heaven,

the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,

and see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known

unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the

babe lying in the manger. And when they saw it, they made known

concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child. And

all that heard it wondered at the things which were spoken unto them by

the shepherds. But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her

heart. And the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all

the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto


And when eight days were fulfilled his name was called