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231. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high
sweetly singing o'er 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 these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tidings did you hear? [Refrain]

3 See him in a manger laid
who 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
Author: Earl Marlatt, 1892-1940
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Meter: 7.7.7.7. with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Jewish and Christian Teachings: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7.7.7.7. with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French carol, 1855



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