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TitleGlory to God in the Highest
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsJackson, Kent P.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
KeywordsBirth of; Christmas; Jesus Christ; Nativity; Shepherd

What would it have been like to be among the shepherds who heard the angelic announcement of Jesus’s birth? Their story has special meaning for many of us because we feel a kinship with those shepherds through shared anonymity and shared hope and witness. By means of two favorite hymns, “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains,” Kent Jackson invites us to place ourselves in the role of those shepherds and join in singing: “Lord, with the angels we too would rejoice,” and “Come to Bethlehem and see.”