Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels We Have Heard On High
Words Traditional French Carol, tr. by James Chadwick, 1862.
Music: Gloria, Edwin Barnes, arr. Cameron Gray.
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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!
(Latin for “Glory to God in the highest”)

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?
(Repeat Chorus)

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
(Repeat Chorus)