90. 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)

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Original Language: French
Translator: James Chadwick
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 77 77 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Know: Christmas/Birth of Christ
Source: French carol melody
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77 with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol melody

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