302. 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 Immanuel, 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, Immanuel, 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
Paraphraser: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 10 10.12 7 3
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Advent; Jesus Christ: Incarnation; Saints Days and Holy Days: Anunciation of the Blessed Virgin (3 more...)
Source: Baque Carol
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GABRIEL'S MESSAGE
Arranger: Charles Edgar Pettman, 1866-1943
Meter: 10 10.12 7 3
Key: g minor
Source: Basque traditional carol melody
Copyright: Arrangement by permission of EMI Music Publishing Ltd, London



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