Rise Up, Shepherd!

2 shepherds, 2 sheep

There’s a star in the East on Christmas morn,
Rise up shepherd and follow.
It will lead to the place where the Savior’s born,
Rise up shepherd and follow.

Follow, follow,
Rise up shepherd and follow.
Follow the star of Bethlehem.
Rise up shepherd and follow.

Leave your sheep and leave your lambs
Rise up shepherd and follow.
Leave you ewes and leave your rams.
Rise up shepherd and follow.

Follow, follow,
Rise up shepherd and follow.
Follow the star of Bethlehem.
Rise up shepherd and follow.

If you take good heed to the angel’s words.
Rise up shepherd and follow.
You’ll forget your flocks; you’ll forget your herds.
Rise up shepherd and follow.

Follow, follow,
Rise up shepherd and follow.
Follow the star of Bethlehem.
Rise up shepherd and follow.

(The author and composer

of this traditional Christmas spiritual are unknown.)