320. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o'er the plain;
And the mountains, in reply,
Echoing their joyous strain:

Gloria, in excelsis Deo.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo.

2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say, what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song? [Refrain]

3 Come to Bethlehem, and see
him, whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, our Lord, the newborn King. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
French Title: Les anges dans nos campagnes
Translator: John White Chadwick, 1840-1904
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 87 87 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: IRIS
Harmonizer: Godfrey Ridout (1971)
Meter: 87 87 with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French traditional
Copyright: Harm. used with permission

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.