A translation of traditional French carol 'Les Anges dans nos Campagnes', 'Angels we have heard on high' first appeared in 'Crown of Jesus' in 1862. James Chadwick translated it while Edwin S. Barnes gave music to it.
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tiding did you hear? Refrain
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord, the newborn King. Refrain
See him in a manger laid
Whom the angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While we raise our hearts in love. Refrain
Read the lyrics of the translation of the traditional French carol 'Les Anges dans nos Campagnes' known as 'Angels We Have Heard on High' here.