Gloria in Excelsis Deo
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Composer : Cydney Van Duker (bio)
In this exuberant Christmas song, we sing of Christ's birth . "This is our Christ and we have waited for Him. The heavens rejoice and angels sing Gloria in Excelsis Deo!" The parts are not difficult and the music changes from highly energetic to reverent in order too fit the mood of the lyrics. A high soprano part at the end is optional, but what soprano wouldn't want to try it?? A fun and original piece that your choir will love.
Lyrics
Prophets who lived so long, long ago
foretold the Savior's birth.
Born in the town of Bethlehem
Come to redeem the earth.
He shall be born of Mary fair
Into a manger small.
Son of the Father, God above
King of Kings, the Lord of all.

For unto us is born this day,
A savior who is Christ the Lord.
And he shall be called Wonderful,
The Mighty God, the Prince of Peace.
This is our Christ, and we have waited for Him.
The heavens rejoice and the choirs of angels sing.
The angels are singing, the angels are singing
Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Gloria!
Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Gloria!

Shepherds abiding in the fields,
Watching their flocks by night.
saw a glorious angel appear
In a heavenly light.
"Fear not, I bring you tidings of joy,"
The Holy Babe is born today.
Go to the city David near
In swaddling clothes the Savior lay.

For unto us is born this day,
A savior who is Christ the Lord.
And he shall be called Wonderful,
The Mighty God, the Prince of Peace.
This is our Christ, and we have waited for Him.
The heavens rejoice and the choirs of angels sing.
The angels are singing, the angels are singing
Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Gloria!
Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Gloria!

Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Gloria!
Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Gloria!
Gloria! Oh, Gloria!