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376. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing 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 heavenly song? [Refrain]

3 Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come adore, on bended knee,
Christ, the Lord, the new-born 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
Publication Date: 1986
Scripture:
Topic: Christmas
Source: French, c. 18th C.; Tr. from Crown of Jesus Music, London, 1862
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with refrain
Source: French traditional



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