Artist Birtday : 24/04/1813 (Age 69)
Born In : Drogheda, Ireland
Occupation(s) : Bishop
Genres : Gospel

James Chadwick (24 April 1813 – 14 May 1882) was an Anglo-Irish Roman Catholic priest and second Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. He is famous for writing the lyrics of the song Angels We Have Heard on High.

“Angels We Have Heard on High” is a Christmas carol to the hymn tune “Gloria” from a traditional French song of unknown origin called Les Anges dans nos campagnes, with English lyrics that were translated by James Chadwick. Chadwick’s lyrics are derived and inspired and in parts a loose translation, from the French original. The song’s subject is the birth of Jesus Christ as narrated in the Gospel of Luke, specifically the scene in which shepherds outside Bethlehem encounter a multitude of angels singing and praising the newborn child.