The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

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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 known a blessed 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 his 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!

Source: Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #378

Translator: S. Baring-Gould

Baring-Gould, Sabine, M.A., eldest son of Mr. Edward Baring-Gould, of Lew Trenchard, Devon, b. at Exeter, Jan. 28, 1834, and educated at Clare College, Cambridge, B.A. 1857, M.A. 1860. Taking Holy Orders in 1864, he held the curacy of Horbury, near Wakefield, until 1807, when he was preferred to the incumbency of Dalton, Yorks. In 1871 he became rector of East Mersea, Essex, and in 1881 rector of Lew Trenchard, Devon. His works are numerous, the most important of which are, Lives of the Saints, 15 vols., 1872-77; Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, 2 series, 1866-68; The Origin and Development of Religious Belief, 2 vols., 1869-1870; and various volumes of sermons. His hymns, original and translated, appeared in the Church Times; Hymns Ancien… Go to person page >

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First Line: The angel Gabriel from heaven came
Title: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
Basque Title: Birjina gaztettobat zegoen
Translator: S. Baring-Gould
Meter: 10.10.12.10
Source: Basque carol
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #139

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #285

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Common Praise #242

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #634

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #265

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Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #378

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Hymnal 1982 #265

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Hymnal Supplement 98 #805

Hymnal #180

Hymns and Psalms #87

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #285

Hymns Old and New #471

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #513

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #280

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Lutheran Service Book #356

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #972

Singing the Faith #187

The Covenant Hymnal #139

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The Cyber Hymnal #55

The Presbyterian Hymnal #16

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Together in Song #302

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With One Voice #632

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Worship (3rd ed.) #695

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Worship (4th ed.) #875

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Worship and Rejoice #169

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Worship in Song #57

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