271. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echo back 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 newborn King. [Refrain]

4 See Him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
French Title: Les anges dans nos campagnes
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture:
Topic: The Celebration of the Gospel Story: Christmas; Christian Year: Christmas; Joy
Source: French carol, c. 18th C.; Tr.: Crown of Jesus Music, London, 1862
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French carol



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