12 Days of Christmas Music: Angels, We Have Heard on High

“Gloria in excelsis Deo” means “glory to God in the highest.” This Latin phrase calls for a worship of God who is immeasurable in all His works. The phrase invites us to recognize Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Latin Vulgate, which is the Latin translation of the Bible from the 4th century, uses this phrase in Luke’s narrative of the coming of Jesus Christ (Luke 2:14). And we have a song we sing this time of year that elevates God to the highest of heights, we He is and deserves to be revered as such.

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