116. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o'er the plains;
And the mountains in reply,
Echo back 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 newborn King. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Original Language: French
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Language: English
Source: Traditional French Carol
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Incipit: 33355 43323 53213
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French Carol Melody



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