While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens there shone a holy light.
The shepherds feared and trembled when lo above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior's birth.
Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born,
And God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn.
Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and ev'rywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.