Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas songs: Where they came from

I'm going to do one for each week of advent. :) This weeks song is Angels We Have Heard On High.
It has been argued that the song has been written by a French Priest or someone in western Europe. Even today no one knows who wrote it. Only a very dedicated person who wanted to share it with there friends wrote it. :) (At least that's what we know.) I think we can all agree that this is a great song. :)
Here are the lyrics.

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
and the mountains in reply
Echoing there joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say what may the tiding 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 within a manger laid,
Jesus, Lord of heav'n and earth!
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our savior's birth.


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