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"Angels We Have Heard on High" is track 20 of the album Arthur's Perfect Christmas. It is a traditional Christmas carol. It is performed by Jane Read, David Read and other caroler friends, following a brief opening with Arthur and D.W.. The song is performed with a livelier arrangement and with a faster tempo than typically heard, and also features two lively & extended instrumental breaks, though the lyrics are those of the traditional carol. The line "Gloria, In Excelsis Deo" is Latin for "Glory to God in the highest."

Lyrics

D.W.

Mom, Dad, Mom, I need...!

Arthur

Shh. D.W.! Mom and Dad are about to sing some Christmas carols.

D.W.

But I need, I need...!

Arthur

Shh. Just listen.

Mom, Dad and Fellow Carolers

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

Glor-or-or-or-or-or...ia
In Excelsis Deo

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be?
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Glor-or-or-or-or-or...ia
In Excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn king

Glor-or-or-or-or-or...ia
In Excelsis Deo

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

Glor-or-or-or-or-or...ia
In Excelsis Deo
In Excelsis Deo
In Excelsis Deo
In Excelsis Deo.

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