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 heavenly 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 within a manger laid
Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth!
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
sing with us our Savior's birth. (Refrain)
|First Line:||Angels we have heard on high|
|Title:||Angels We Have Heard on High|
|Source:||Traditional French carol, 18th C.; trans. from Crown of Jesus Music,1862, alt.|
|Refrain First Line:||Gloria in excelsis Deo|
|Arranger:||Edward S. Barnes (1937)|
|Composer (descant):||Richard E. Gerig (1956)|
|Source:||Traditional French melody, 18th C.|
|Copyright:||Desc. © 1979, 1990 Hope Publishing Company|