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

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 heav’nly song? (refrain)

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King. (refrain)

Angels We Have Heard On High

  • Angels We Have Heard 54 R182:30

Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped.

1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1 - 3) Make remarks about the passage of Luke Chapter 2 which tells the story of the birth of Jesus, and the role that the shepherds played in spreading the good news. Read Luke 2:13 - 17

Emphasize that the shepherds model what we all must do to tell the world about Christ our Savior. Let the song End.

2.  As the song plays the second time, (During Verses 1 - 3) Turn to the second scripture which gives specific instructions in our ministry of the Good News. Read Philippians 2: 1-11. 

3. As the song plays the third time, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.

​4. Prayer and meditation.

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Luke Chapter 2

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass,

which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.