136. 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.

Chorus:
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? (Chorus)

3 Come to Bethlehem, and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King. (Chorus)

4 See within a manger laid
Jesus, Lord of heav'n and earth!
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior's birth. (Chorus)

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
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture:
Topic: Christ: Advent and Birth
Source: Traditional French carol
Tune Information
Name: [Angels we have heard on high]
Key: F Major



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