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632. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

1 The angel Gabriel from Heaven came,
His 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 blessèd 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 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, 1834-1924
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Scripture: Luke 1:39-55; Luke 1:26-38
Topic: Mary, Mother of Our Lord; Advent
Source: Basque carol
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gloria!
Tune Information
Arranger: C. Edgar Pettman, b. 1865-1943
Arranger: John Wickham
Meter: 10 10 12 10
Key: g minor
Source: Basque carol
Copyright: Arr © 1955 E.H. Freeman, Ltd, ren. 1983, admin. 1983 Glenwood Music Corp

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