142. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high,
Singing sweetly through the night,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brave delight.

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs 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 newborn 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
Adapter: Earl Marlatt (1892-1976) (1937)
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Jesus Christ: Birth
Source: French carol; Tr. in Crown of Jeus, 1862, alt.
Tune Information
Arranger: Edward Shippen Barnes (1887-1958) (1937)
Incipit: 33355 43323 53213
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French carol

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