(The Angels Appearing to the Shepherds by Thomas Cole)
"There were...shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them,
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, "Fear not, for
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of
David, a savior, which is Christ the Lord."Luke 2:8-11