133. 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.

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 tiding 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
Translator: James Chadwick
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 77 77 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Singing God's Story: Christmas / Birth of Christ; French
Source: French carol
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77 with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol melody

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