16. 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, “O lowly maiden Mary."
Most highly favored lady, Gloria!

2 “For know a blessèd mother you shall be,
All generations praise continually,
Your 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 pleases 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
Paraphraser: Sabine Baring-Gould
Meter: 10.10.12.10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: Annunciation
Copyright: © 1955 (renewed 1983) by E. H. Freeman Ltd.
Notes: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GABRIEL'S MESSAGE
Arranger: John Wickham
Arranger: Edgar Pettman
Meter: 10.10.12.10
Key: g minor
Source: Basque carol
Copyright: © 1955 (renewed 1983) by E. H. Freeman Ltd.



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