Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels We Have Heard on High is a popular Christmas carol written by English composer James Chadwick in 1862. It is sung to the tune of Singing of the Church. The lyrics are inspired by the Book of Common Prayer, which has about 1,000 hymns that were written by various authors. One of them was the French carol Quel est le bien qui vient en nous, by Nicolas Blanchet (1837-1902).

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly, sweetly through the night
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brief delight
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
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
Yeah
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Angels we have heard
Angels we have heard on high
Angels we have heard, oh
Angels we have heard on high
Angels we have heard on high
Angels we have heard on high
In excelsis Deo
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Kevin Olusola / Scott Hoying / Benjamin Allan Bram / Traditional
Angels We Have Heard on High lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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