Gabriel's message does away

Full Text

1. Gabriel's message does away
Satan's curse and Satan's sway,
out of darkness brings our Day:

so, behold,
all the gates of heaven unfold.

2. He that comes despised shall reign;
he that cannot die, be slain;
death by death its death shall gain: (Refrain)

3. Weakness shall the strong confound;
by the hands, in grave clothes wound,
Adam's chains shall be unbound. (Refrain)

4. Art by art shall be assailed;
to the cross shall Life be nailed;
from the grave shall hope be hailed: (Refrain)

Text Information

First Line: Gabriel's message does away
Meter: 7.7.7 with refrain
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Refrain First Line: so, behold, all the gates of heaven unfold
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1982.



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