113. 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?
What the gladsome 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 new-born King. [Refrain]

4 See within a manger laid
Jesus, Lord of heav'n and earth!
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
sing with us our Savior's birth. [Refrain]

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
Meter: 7.7.7.7.Ref.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Jesus Christ: Incarnation
Source: Traditional French carol, 18th cent.; Tr. Crown of Jesus, 1862
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Arranger: Edward S. Barnes (1937)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.Ref.
Key: F Major
Source: Traditional French melody, 18th cent.



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