238. 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? (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
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 77.77. with Refrain
Scripture: Luke 2:6-20
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Birth and Baptism; Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany
Source: Traditional French carol; trans. Crown of Jesus,1852, alt.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gloria
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Harmonizer: Austin C. Lovelace (1964)
Arranger: Edward Shippen Barnes (1937)
Meter: 77.77. with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: French carol melody
Copyright: Harm. © 1964 Abingdon Press



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