Preserving the Good – 31 Christmas Carols/Angels From the Realms of Glory

Who doesn’t enjoy singing Angels From the Realms of Glory? I love to watch small children sing this carol at Christmas. Oh my, how they get into the Gloria in Excelsis Deo refrain. I tend to sing like a child myself when I’m alone in the house, but when I go out, alas, I tend to put my adult persona back on. I’d rather stay the exuberant child wherever I may be. One day perhaps I will throw off my respectable self and shout like a child singing of the Savior.

“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2-4


Song of the Angels William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)

ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY by James Montgomery (1816)

Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight through all the earth
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Shepherds, in the fields abiding
Watching o’er your flocks by night
God with man is now residing
Yonder shines the infant light
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Sages, leave your contemplation
Brighter visions beam afar
Seek the great desire of nations
Ye have seen His natal star
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo

(The original refrain is
Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ the newborn King.)

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