116. Angels We Have Heard on High

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

2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song?
What glad tidings did you hear?
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, the new-born king.
Gloria in excelsis Deo;
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

4 See, within a manger laid,
Jesus, Lord of heav'n and earth,
Lend your voices, lend your aid
To proclaim the Savior's birth!
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
French Title: Les anges dans nos campagnes
Translator: J. Chadwick, 1813-82 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 77 77 with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Nativity of our Lord
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Arranger: E. S. Barnes, 1887-1958
Meter: 77 77 with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French Carol, c. 1840



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