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Angelic Hymn

The hymn beginning with Glory be to God on high, etc. (Luke ii. 14); so called because the former part of it was sung by the angel host that appeared to the shepherds of Bethlehem.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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