265. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

1 The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
with wings as drifted snow, with eyes as flame:
"All hail to thee, O lowly maiden Mary,
most highly favored lady," Gloria!

2 "For know a blessed Mother thou shalt be,
all generations laud and honor thee;
thy son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold,
most highly favored 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 God's holy name."
Most highly favored 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
Title: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
Paraphaser: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Advent; Angels
Source: Basque carol
Tune Information
Arranger: C. Edgar Pettman, 1865-1943
Arranger: John Wickham
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Key: g minor
Source: Basque carol
Copyright: Arr. © 1955, 1983 E. H. Freeman, Ltd., admin. Glenwood Music Corp.

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