The afterglow of angel songs
Still lingered in the air;
The hearts of shepherds wildly beat
From seeing angels there!

In haste, they rushed to find the Child
Within a stable, small.
A manger filled with golden straw
Enshrined the Lord of all!

The shepherds knelt on bended knee
Before the Infant there,
And felt His tender love and peace
Free them from all care.

We, too, can know His love and peace
And feel our care depart
When we give what the shepherds gave~
A simple, loving heart.