Sudbury Christmas Carol Lyrics: Angels we Have Heard On High

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Angels We Have Heard On High
French Carol; translation by James Chadwick (1813-1882)
Music: French carol

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous stains

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladstone tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song>


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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