The melody follows a call and response pattern.

Notes

*Benedicamus Domino: Latin for "Praise the Lord".

Comments

"The song was written around 1600. The author is unknown. It was published in Cologne in 1623. It is thus attributed to the environment of the Jesuit and spiritual poet Friedrich Spee (1591-1635), who is highly likely to be credited with most of the anonymously handed down songs from this collection." -Wikipedia (Originally in German)

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique and Lisa.

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