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96. Angels we have heard on high

1. Angels we have heard on high
sweetly singing through the night,
and the mountains in reply
echoing their brave delight.

Refrain:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

2. Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tidings did you hear? [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 angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
while we raise our hearts in love. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Translator: James Chadwick 1813-1882 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 77. 77 with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: French carol
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Arranger: Edward Shippen Barnes, 1887-1958
Meter: 77. 77 with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol



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