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38. Angels We Have Heard on High (Les anges dans nos campagnes_

1 Les anges dans nos campagnes
ont entonné l'hymne des cieux;
et l'écho de nos montagnes
redit ce chant mélodieux.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

2 Bergers, pour qui cette fête?
Quel est l'objet de tous ces chants?
Quel vainqueur, quelle conquête
mérite ces cris triomphants? [Refrain]

3 Ils annoncent la naissance
du libérateur d'Israël,
et pleins de reconnaissance
chantent en ce jour solennel. [Refrain]

1 Angels we have heard on high
sweetly singing o'er the plains,
and the mountains in reply,
echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heavenly song? [Refrain]

3 Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ 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: Les anges dans nos campagnes (Angels we have heard on high)
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High (Les anges dans nos campagnes_
French Title: Les anges dans nos campagnes
Translator: James Chadwick (1860)
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with Refrain
Language: English; French
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas; Adoration and Praise; Angels (15 more...)
Source: French trad.
Tune Information
Arranger: Edward Shippen Barnes (1937)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol melody

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