Angels We Have Heard on High is an English translation of a traditional French Christmas carol called Les Anges dans nos campagnes. Like many carols, we do not know who composed it, but it was published as early as 1819, so it is likely that the original carol dates back to the 1700s. The Roman Catholic bishop James Chadwick (1813-1882) translated the carol to English in the mid eighteenth century, and it was published in 1862. While most of his text was in English, the response at the end of the song is in Latin: Gloria in excelsis Deo! - Glory to God in the highest!
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