Angels we have heard on high
Nicola. A. Montani
Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.
Shepherd, why this jubilee?
Why your rapturous strains prolong?
What may the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song?
Come to Bethlehem, and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.
Copyright 1920 by N. A. M.