288. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high,
sweetly singing through the night,
and the mountains in reply
echoing their brave delight.

Refrain:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these song of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tidings did you hear? [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 him in a manger laid
whom the angels praise above.
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
while we raise our hearts in love. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Original Language: French
Meter: 7.7.7.7. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christmas; Christian year--Christmas
Source: Trad. French Carol
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Arranger: Edward Shippen Barnes (1937)
Meter: 7.7.7.7. with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol melody



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