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Angels We Have Heard On High is a Christmas song from Yule Be Wiggling video and DVD in 2001.

Song Credits

Song Lyrics

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 exaltation?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

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

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Video Performances

Album Appearances


  • The song was written by James Chadwick.
  • The Wiggles write their own lyrics.
  • The Wiggles rewrote Shepherds, why this jubilee? to Shepherds, why these expectations.
  • The song was was adapted from a French traditional song called Les anges dans nos campagnes (AKA Gloria) and it was arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes.
  • In the Australian version of the Yule Be Wiggling, The Wiggles were credited for writing this song, but they didn't write it
  • The word traditional is not listed in the song credits of the Australian release of the Yule Be Wiggling album.