23. 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 your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

3 Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Translator: James Chadwick (1813-1882, alt.)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
Source: French carol
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Arranger: Edward Shippen Barnes (1937)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol melody
Copyright: Music: Copyright © 1937, renewed 1965, Fleming H. Revell Compny, H. Augustine Smith, Jr., from the New Church Hymnal. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



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