Ten Christmas Songs that Mention Angels

by Sandra Merville Hart

Angels played an important part in the birth of Jesus.

The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to let her know she’d bear the Son of God. His name was to be Jesus. (Luke 1:26-38)

An angel appeared to shepherds the night Jesus was born, telling them the “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Then many other angels joined them and sang praises to God. (Luke 2:8-14)

Here’s a list of ten traditional Christmas songs that mention angels:

  • “Angels We Have Heard on High”
  • “Angels From the Realms of Glory”
  • “Angels and Shepherds”  
  • “The First Noel” – The First Noel, the angel did say
  • “Gentle Mary Laid Her Child” – Angels sang about His birth
  • “O Little Town of Bethlehem” – The angels keep their watch of wondering love
  • “God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen” – “Fear not, then,” said the angel
  • “Mary’s Boy Child” – Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today
  • “O Holy Night” – Oh, hear the angel voices!
  • “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Can you think of others?

Merry Christmas!