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