749. 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 heav’nly song? [Refrain]

3 Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ 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 choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Author: Unknown
Translator: James Chadwick (1862)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 R
Scripture: Luke 2:13-14
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Angels_We_Have_Heard_on_High); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/n/angelswe.htm)
Refrain First Line: Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA (BARNES)
Arranger: Edward S. Barnes
Meter: 7.7.7.7 R
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Angels_We_Have_Heard_on_High); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/n/angelswe.htm)



Media
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