This song of faith and devotion is the most beautiful Christmas song we've ever heard

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This song of faith and devotion is the most beautiful Christmas song we've ever heard

This rendition of Gloria in excess Deo will reconnect the holiday season to a higher meaning

Christmas means many things to many people. For many, it's a secular holiday where people gather together to exchange gifts, eat good food, and get comfort from one another under the twinkling lights and colorful decorations. But many people hold the holidays as sacred. They have their roots in the story of Christ's birth and many of the symbolism that has become part of the holidays have their roots in religious traditions. This includes many of the most beloved Christmas songs, which started as chamber music sung in the cathedrals of the world.

"Gloria in excelsis Deo" has its roots stretching as far back as the 4th century as part of the tradition of psalmi idiotici ("private psalms", i.e. compositions by individuals in imitation of the biblical Psalter) and it starts with the words that the angels sang to announce the birth of Christ and to honor the Virgin Mary. It has since been adapted into the song "Angels We Have Heard on High" by British composer James Chadwick in the 1800s:

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 heavenly songs?

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!

See Him in a manger laid,

Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth;

Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,

With us sing our Saviour's birth.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Christian YouTubers Spark published this powerful rendition of the song. Performed by the Piano Guys and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, this song will fill you with the light of God's love. Listen to it below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5mdybeyLVc

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