347. 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.

Refrain:
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 the Lord, the newborn King. (Refrain)

4 See him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise. (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
Refrain First Line: Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Scripture:
Source: Crown of Jesus Music, London, 1862 (tr.); French. C. 18th C.
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French Traditional



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