132. 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 new-born King. [Refrain]

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. [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. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Jesus Our Savior : His Birth
Source: Traditional French carol
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7.7.7.7. with Refrain
Key: F Major



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