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64. Angels we have heard on high

Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing over the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing:
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

See him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise:
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
Topic: Adoration; Angels; Children (5 more...)
Source: V. 1-3, Crown of Jesus Music II, 1862; V. 4, Carols Old and Carols New, 1916
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Tune Information
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol, 1855

MIDI file: WiS 064 Angels We Have Heard on High.mid
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