Song of the Shepherds

Song of the Shepherds by Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Song of the shepherds
by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange

One of 42 new carols published by RSCM in their 2020 Christmas collection


David Ogden


Song of the shepherds is a delightful carol which tells the familiar story of the shepherds but with modern words written by the composer. The refrain is jazzy in style and still within easy grasp of a parish church choir. The organ interludes reference other carols, including While shepherds watched, O little town of Bethlehem and Away in a Manger, adding to its immediate appeal. Song of the shepherds is sure to become a Christmas staple for years to come.


RSCM Carol book 2020