Angels From the Realms of Glory
Lyrics

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story,
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth:

Chorus:
Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Shepherds, in the fields abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the infant Light;

Chorus

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great desire of nations,
Ye have seen His natal star;

Chorus

Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear:

Chorus

NOTE: If the using the tune Iris then the chorus is the same as Angels We Have Heard on High.

Angels From the Realms of Glory
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The normal tune for the song.

The Iris version.

 
 

Away In a Manger
Lyrics

Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed.
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay.
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
The poor Baby wakes.
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky.
And stay by my side, [cradle]
‘Til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay,
Close by me forever
And love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care;
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there.

Away In a Manger
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There are a couple of different tunes for this song. The first video is not what would be the traditional tune we use in the United States, but I love this version of the song.

This one may be more familiar.

 
 

Angels We Have Heard on High
Lyrics

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

Refrain:
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?

Refrain

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

Refrain

See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.

Refrain

NOTES: Les Anges dans nos campagnes [Angels in our countryside] was its original name when it was created in Languedoc, France. Bishop James Chadwick translated it into English somewhere around 1862 when it was published in Holy Family Hymns. It is sung to the tune, Gloria.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo translates to Glory to God in the highest.

There are alternate lyrics to this song. The first two verses are changed.

Angels we have heard on high,
Singing sweetly through the night.
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their brave delight.

Refrain:
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tidings did you hear?

Angels We Have Heard on High
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