Angels We Have Heard on High

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Angels We Have Heard on High
(Unkown Author)

Angels we have on heard high
Sweetly singing ore the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ 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
Gloria in excelsis Deo


Based on a traditional French carol known as "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes" (literally, The Angels in our Countryside). Its most common English version was translated in 1862 by James Chadwick.



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