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While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Urania)
This arrangement of Nahum Tate's carol, "While shepherds watched their flocks by night," was published in 1761, probably in Philadelphia, by the Rev. James Lyon, A.B. (1735-1794), a Presbyterian minister successively in Philadelphia, Nova Scotia and Maine. It is the earliest occurrence of this carol that I can find in the North American Colonies.

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