378. 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.

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 heav'nly 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 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
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 77 77 with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Christmas
Source: French carol, 18th cent.; Tr.: Crown of Jesus Music, London, 1862, alt.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Edward S. Barnes, 1887-1958
Meter: 77 77 with Refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French carol
Copyright: Harm. © 1937, 1965, Fleming H. Revell

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