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Angels We Have Heard on High
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Angels We Have Heard on High

Joyfully

1. Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing o’er the plains,

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their joyous strains.

[Chorus]

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 heav’nly song?

[Chorus]

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

3. Come to Bethlehem and see

Him whose birth the angels sing;

Come, adore on bended knee

Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

[Chorus]

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Text: French carol, ca. 1862

Music: French carol

Luke 2:8–20

Psalm 95:6