64. Angels we have heard on high

1 Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing over 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?
What the gladsome 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 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: Angels we have heard on high
Original Language: French
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 7.7.7.7. with refrain
Publication Date: 1996
Scripture:
Topic: Adoration; Angels; Children (5 more...)
Source: V. 1-3, Crown of Jesus Music II, 1862; V. 4, Carols Old and Carols New, 1916
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7.7.7.7. with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol, 1855



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