24. 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 to meek and lowly Mary,
"Most highly favored maiden." Gloria!

2 "I come from heav'n to tell the Lord's decree:
A blessed virgin mother you shall be.
Your Son shall be Immanuel, by seers foretold,
"Most highly favored maiden." Gloria!

3 Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head;
"To me be as it pleases God," she said.
"My soul shall praise and magnify his holy name."
Most highly favored maiden, Gloria!

4 Of her Immanuel, the Christ, was born
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn,
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say,
"Most highly favored maiden." Gloria!

Text Information
First Line: The angel Gabriel from heaven came
Title: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
Paraphraser: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Source: Basque carol
Tune Information
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Key: f minor
Source: Basque carol
Copyright: Setting: © 1961 H. Freeman and Co., 95A St. George’s Rd., Brighton Sussex UK.

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