356. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

1 The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
With 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 blessed 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 pleaseth 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: 2006
Meter: 10 10 11 7 3
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 7:14
Topic: Feasts and Festivals
Source: Basque, c. 18th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GABRIEL'S MESSAGE
Arranger: C. Edgar Pettman, 1865-1943
Meter: 10 10 11 7 3
Key: g minor
Source: Basque, c. 18th cent.
Copyright: Setting © 1955, ren. 1983 E. H. Freeman, ltd; admin Hal Leonard Corporation



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