1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Song List
  4.  » Angels We Have Heard on High (Congregational Accompaniment)

Angels We Have Heard on High

About the Song

This accompaniment is arranged for four-hand piano, and flute.  It is meant to be played as the organ accompanies hymn #203 in the LDS Hymnbook. (Other versions of the hymn may also work… no guarantees though!)

Like the other instrumental accompaniments on this site, this one is written to support a large congregation. The accompaniments vary in difficulty, and in suitability for various uses. You’ll need to analyze the score to determine if the accompaniment fits your particular situation and capabilities.


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 jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav’nly song?
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

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

Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

If you have questions, please check the FAQ
If you don't find your answer there, feel free to post your question here. 🙂


  1. Rebecca Ripley

    Thank you for this! I played this with my daughter and my husband, and it was fantastic! It was also super fun to practice and learn it together. I’m back now looking for more duets 🙂

  2. RuthAnn

    Does the organ play the 7 verse introduction along with the piano accompaniment? Or does the organ only come in on the first verse?

  3. Laura Ainsworth

    I believe that this year will be the 6th time I have used your lovely rendition in our Ward Christmas Program. Everyone loves singing it with piano, organ and sometimes violins and cello. Thank you, thank you for sharing your beautiful talent and songs, accompaniments and musical expertise. You are a jewel, Sally!

  4. Sharon C Eyre

    I have used this arrangement every year for the last 4 or 5 years. I love it!! I often use a piano and organ play it. Thank you for making this available to and for us!!

  5. Marsha Aland

    Thank you so much for all you do for our church music.

  6. ann bunker

    is there a way on your website to transpose your music? I need the flute obbligato for Angels We Have Heard on High to be in Bb

  7. GK

    I’m looking for a easy hymn arrangement that I can get 4 men to sing as the closing hymn in Sacrament meeting. Any ideas?

  8. Alberte Weber

    Son of Adam, Son of heaven, Given as a ransom; Reconciling God and man, Christ, our mighty champion! What a Savior! What a Friend! What a glorious myst’ry! Once a babe in Bethlehem, Now the Lord of hist’ry. “Keith and Stuart Townend originally wrote “Joy Has Dawned” for a collection of hymns on the Apostle’s Creed. Like many carols, Stuart’s lyrics explain the Gospel story as the song develops. When we use this song in church services we combine it with one of our favorite carols, “Angels We Have Heard on High.” ”

  9. Angela Anderson

    Is there any way to hear this piece?

  10. Susan wood

    I love your arrangements. Excited to use this for closing song for sacrament meeting.

  11. Pat Davis

    Is there an audio version of the flute obligato for Angels We Have Heard on High? If so, where would I find it?

  12. Lisa Summers

    I am wondering what program you use for the transpose/resize function on Angels we have heard on high? I would love the violin sheet music and I can not get it to work on my computer

  13. MarjAnn

    Just discovered these congregational sing-a-longs – what gems! So excited to use them this year! Thank you!!!!

  14. Amy G.

    I can hardly wait to use this for our final hymn this Christmas. Thank you for making my calling possible to accomplish. Your accessible music at no cost is the answer for our choir. This arrangement is so powerful and beautiful and we will be able to use talented pianists that don’t always get noticed or appreciated. This is the answer! Thank you, thank you!

  15. Ann

    Many, many thanks for all the wonderful music. I have used this as the final hymn for our Christmas program a number of times, and I will use it again this December. Do know you bring joy to many music lovers who both sing and listen to your music.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Don't see what you want here? Try one of these great sites:

  • Sheet Music Plus

    They have just about everything, secular and sacred–usually at a discount.

  • Free Sacred Sheet Music

    Free, downloadable religious music. 4500+ selections. Publish your own music there as well!

(Affiliate links. Use them if you’d like to help fund this site.)