Angels We Have Heard on High

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Melody - Gloria, French traditional carol: "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes"
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translated by James Chadwick, 1813-1882; French text

Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o'er the plains:
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their joyous strains.
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|: Gloria in excelsis Deo! :|

2. Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song?
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3. Come to Bethlehem, and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
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4. See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.
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