Kate Rusby’s revisiting of carols such as While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night with the different melodies and arrangements from regional England demonstrate how a familiar set of words can be interpreted and expressed by different communities of faith. This one was recorded on her album Holly Head as While Shepherds Watched 6.
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 …
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.