285. 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 know a blessèd Mother thou shalt be,
all generations laud and honor 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 favored lady.'
Gloria!

Text Information
First Line: The angel Gabriel from heaven came
Adapter: Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Meter: 10 10 11 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Promise of the Messiah; Angels; Annunciation (1 more...)
Source: Basque carol
Tune Information
Name: GABRIEL'S MESSAGE
Arranger: Charles Edgar Pettman (1866-1943)
Meter: 10 10 11 10
Key: a minor
Source: Basque carol
Copyright: © 1922 B. Feldman & Co., Ltd.
Notes: Now Public Domain



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