COME, SEE, ADORE!

DAY 21

COME, SEE, ADORE!

The refrain in “Angels We Have Heard on High” is “Gloria, in excelsis Deo!”  This phrase is from Latin and means, “Glory to God in the highest.”  This song remembers the angelic visitation of the shepherds.  This phrase was part of the message the angels brought to the shepherds as recorded for us in Luke 2:14,

“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

The shepherds invite us to come to see what the angels announced to them.

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

They invite us to come and see.  Then once we have done that.  We are invited to come and adore on bended knee.  How many times have you heard the announcement of the angels?  Does the message reach your ears?  What is your reaction when you hear the message?  The message of the song calls us to come and adore on bended knee.  No matter how many times we hear the message, it should lead us to worship Christ the Lord.

This Advent season, come, see, and adore him on bended knee.

 

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

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

  • Refrain:
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

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

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

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

 

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