Sunday, December 20, 2020

Shepherds, Why This Jubilee?


This is a very ancient hymn originally from France--a hint of Latin in the chorus-- the language of the Christian church long before and after there grew the French, Italian and Spanish languages.

Here's a recent rendition.

Angels We Have Heard On High 

Third Day 

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 heavenly 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
Jesus Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior's birth.


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