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Mount Lyngham / While Shepherds Watched – Christmas Songs 2016 Day 9

From Kate Rusby’s 2016 Christmas album, The Frost Is All Over, Mount Lyngham is the lyrics of While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night sung to a folk tune that some of you will associate with the hymn O For A Thousand Tongues.
I’ve featured another of her renditions of these words set to another tune, Sweet Bells.
We use this version from time to time at Christmas services, but I love the clarity and purity of Kate’s vocals which make for a playfulness that suits the celebratory tone of the season.


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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night – Christmas Songs 2015 Day 25

We sang While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night to the tune Lyngham to close our Christmas service today.
I think it adds a great folk touch.

This gives an idea of how it works.