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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, '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 Emmanuel, 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, Emmanuel, 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!

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #85

Paraphraser: 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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The Cyber Hymnal #55
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Ancient and Modern #85

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #700

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Catholic Book of Worship III #316

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Christian Worship #24

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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Hymnal 1982 #265

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Hymnal Supplement 98 #805

Hymnal #180

Hymns and Psalms #87

Hymns Old and New #471

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Lutheran Service Book #356

Presbyterian Hymnal #16

Singing the Faith #187

The Covenant Hymnal #139

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The Cyber Hymnal #55

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Together in Song #302

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With One Voice #632

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Worship (3rd ed.) #695

Worship (4th ed.) #875

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Worship and Rejoice #169

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Worship in Song #57

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