173. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains;
And the mountains in reply
Echo back their joyous strains.
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your rapturous strain prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

3 Come to Bethlehem, and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come adore on bended knee,
Christ, the Lord, our new-born King.
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Original Language: French
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Songs Suitable for Juniors; Jesus' Birth; Christmas
Source: Translated
Tune Information
Name: [Angels we have heard on high]
Key: G Major
Source: Old French Melody



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