55. 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]

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: 77 77 and refraim
Language: English; Latin
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Christmas
Source: French carol; tr. H. F. Hemy, Crown of Jesus Music, Part II, 1862, alt.
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 77 77 and refraim
Key: F Major
Source: French carol



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