Angels We Have Heard On High

Words & Music:

Traditional French Carol


The lyricist & composer of this carol are unknown, although the tune is based on the French carol "Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes".  I am looking for a really nice arrangement of it for solo guitar.


D      F#m      A        D

Angels we have heard on high,

D   A   D       A         D

Sweetly singing o'er the plains,

Bm F#m  Bm        A     D

And the mountains in reply

D A D         A       D

Echoing their joyous strains.



D B Em A D G A    D  A  D  G   D  A

Glo-----------ria in Excelsis Deo,

D B Em A D G A    D  A  D  G   D  A  D

Glo-----------ria in Excelsis De----o.


Shepherds, why this jubilee?

Why your joyful strains prolong?

Say what may the 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 within a manger laid:

Jesus, Lord of heav'n and earth!

Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,

With us sing our Savior's birth.




The provenance of the attached easy arrangement of this is unknown.  It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years.  Please inform me if correctly attribute it.

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