Tune: GLORIA

Composer: French carol, arr. Edward Shippen Barnes, 1937

Author: French carol, trans. James Chadwick, 1860, alt.

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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?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly 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!