875. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

1 The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
With wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame.
"All hail," said he, "O lowly maiden Mary,
Most highly favored lady." Gloria!

2 "How blest among all women you shall be,
Whom ev'ry age will 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
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: Annunciation of the Lord; Advent IV: B
Tune Information
Name: GABRIEL'S MESSAGE
Harmonizer: Charles E. Pettman, 1865-1943
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Key: f minor
Source: Basque carol



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