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While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Barclay)
Little is known of B. S. Barclay, except that in 1831 he was a musician at First Congregational Church, Norwich, Connecticut, and that he was later a composer and musician in Philadelphia. He published this version of "While shepherds watched" in 1843.

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The Waterfront, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Colored engraving from the 1830s
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