The Hymns and Carols of Christmas


Version 2
Compare: Angels We Have Heard On High - Version 1

Words: Traditional French carol, "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes."
Translated from French to English by James Chadwick (1813-1882);
Adaptation by Earl Marlatt, 1937

Music: "Gloria (Barnes)," an adaptation of the French carol melody Les anges dans nos campagnes arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes.
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1. Angels we have heard on high
Singing sweetly through the night,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brave delight.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

2. Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What the great brightness did you see?
What glad tidings did you hear? 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

4. See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While we raise our hearts in love. Refrain

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