The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored!
The Lord is with you.”
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."
Luke 2: 9-10
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.
James Chadwick 1862
(Translated from a French carol by an unknown author)