The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Angels, We Have Heard Your Voices

For Christmas

Words: Traditional French carol, "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes."
Adaptation of the translation by Bishop Chadwick by R. R. Terry (1965-1938), 1933

Music: "Gloria," adapted by Richard R. Terry
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Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), #55, pp. 32-33.

1. Angels, we have heard your voices,
Sweetly singing o'er the plains;
Mount, and crag and hill replying,
Echo still your joyous strains:

Chorus:
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

2. Shepherds, why this jubilation?
Why this ecstasy of song?
Tell us what may be the tidings
That inspired the heavenly throng? Chorus

3. Come and see in Bethlem's city
Him whose birth the angels sing;
And, on bended knee, adore him,
Christ the Lord, the new-born King! Chorus

4. See, within a manger lying,
Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth;
Aid us, Mary, aid us, Joseph,
To acclaim our Saviour's birth Chorus

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), #55, pp. 32-33.

Sheet Music from Richard R. Terry, Old Christmas Carols. Part One. (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., n.d., ca. 1923), Carol #24, pp. 30-31.

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