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ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

 

"Angels We Have Heard on High" was originally a French Carol "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes". The text that follows is the translation of James Chadwick (1813-1882).

 

Angels We Have Heard on High

 

Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Shepherds, why this Jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be,
Which inspire your heav'nly song?
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

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

See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise.
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

 


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