Angels We Have Heard on High Lyrics
1 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.
2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heav’nly song? [Refrain]
3 Come to Bethlehem and see
him whose birth the angels sing;
come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King. [Refrain]
Angels We Have Heard on High Hymn Story
“Angels We Have Heard On High” is a Christmas carol whose author is unknown. It is of French origin. It is titled, Les anges (the angels) in French.
It is believed to have been written in the Eighteenth century. It first appeared in print in 1855.
This Christmas carol was translated into English by James Chadwick and adapted by Henri Henry in Roman Catholic collection.
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