angels we have heard on high lyrics – joan baez

angels we have heard on high
sweetly singing o’er the plains,
and the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains.

[refrain:]
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?

[refrain]

come to bethlehem and see
christ whose birth the angels sing;
come, adore on bended knee,
christ the lord, the newborn king.

[refrain]

see him in a manger laid,
whom the choirs of angels praise;
mary, joseph, lend your aid,
while our hearts in love we raise.

[refrain]

/ joan baez lyrics