Angels We have Heard on High

So much of what we sing at Christmas time are songs of praise. Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Glory to God in the highest! Glorifying God began at creation and is one act that will continue for all eternity. Exalting Him, recognizing His holiness, and giving Him praise and honor is found not only throughout the Christmas story but all through Scripture.

Isaiah said, “O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;
For You have worked wonders,
Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.” 25:1

The birth of Christ was prophesied for generations. With perfect faithfulness it came to pass. It must have been amazing to hear a multitude of angels praising God. They knew the birth of this baby was yet another revelation of God’s goodness and His love for mankind. Why wouldn’t they rejoice?


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?
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

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

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

As we sing these songs, we are reminded, once again, that He is worthy of our praise.

I’m thankful for a season that brings us back to worship. May our hearts be filled with thoughts of adoration and praise today.

~ Regina

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