“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!”  – Luke 2:14

Angels We Have Heard on High

Verse 1:
Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o’er the plains;
And the mountains in reply,
Echo back their joyous strains.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!*
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Verse 2:
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heav’nly song?

Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Verse 3:
Come to Bethlehem, and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Verse 4:
See within a manger laid
Jesus, Lord of heav’n and earth!
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior’s birth.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

 

*  Latin for “Glory to God in the highest!”

Words and Music: Traditional French Carol (18th Century)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek