3 pages | PDF | 607.8 KBThis traditional Christmas carol is written in 14 bars in the key of C major and A minor and was composed by George Frideric Handel and inspired by the words of the Bible written by Nahum Tate. This beautiful song is often associated with the Christmas Season, but is also a timeless classic that can be enjoyed year round. It is an uplifting and joyous song that tells the story of the shepherds watching their flocks by night, when they were visited by an angel of the Lord, proclaiming the birth of Jesus. This carol has a cheerful and serene tone, mixing together sounds of classic baroque and traditional Christmas carols. The song captures the awe and reverence of the night when Jesus was born and brings us a reminder of the reason for the season.