Angels We Have Heard on High Lyrics

The song is a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus and the arrival of the angels, who sang and praised God in the fields. The lyrics speak of the angelic choir singing “Gloria in excelsis Deo” (Glory to God in the highest), and the shepherds’ response of “Gloria in excelsis Deo” (Glory to God in the highest). The song is a beautiful reminder of the awe and wonder that surrounded the birth of Jesus and the significance of the event for all of humanity. It is a beloved Christmas classic that has been sung and enjoyed by generations of people.

Angels We Have Heard on High Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

[Chorus]
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 heavenly song

 

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

[Verse 4]
See within in a manger laid
Jesus Lord of Heav’n and Earth
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
With us sing our Savior’s birth

[Chorus]
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

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