634. The angel Gabriel from heaven came

1 The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame.
'All hail,' said he, 'thou lowly maiden, Mary,
most highly favoured lady.' Gloria!

2 'For known a blessèd Mother thou shalt be.
All generations laud and honour thee.
Thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold,
most highly favoured lady.' Gloria!

3 Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head.
'To me be as it pleaseth God,' she said.
'My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name.'
Most highly favoured lady! Gloria!

4 Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
in Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn;
and Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:
'Most highly favoured lady.' Gloria!

Text Information
First Line: The angel Gabriel from heaven came
Title: The angel Gabriel from heaven came
Basque Title: Birjina gaztettobat zegoen
Paraphraser: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christmas; Final Hymn; Year A: Advent 3 (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BIRJINA GAZTETTOBAT ZETOEN
Arranger: Richard Lloyd
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Key: g minor
Source: Traditional Basque melody
Copyright: © 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.



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