Les anges dans nos campagnes

Representative Text

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]

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #321


GLORIA (French)

GLORIA is the French noel tune traditionally associated with this text. The popularity of this carol stems from its refrain–all those cascading phrases in which human beings imitate the angels' chorus. Try using the refrain by itself as a short choral introit during the Christmas season, perhaps w…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Catholic Book of Worship III #321

Les Chants du Pèlerin #155


The Cyber Hymnal #14043

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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