To a maid engaged to JosephAuthor: Gracia Grindal (1984)
Tune: ANNUNCIATION (Edwards)
Published in 5 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, SibeliusAudio files: MIDI
1 To a maid engaged to Joseph, the angel Gabriel came.
“Fear not,” the angel told her, “I come to bring good news,
Good news I come to tell you, good news, I say, good news.
2 “For you are highly favored by the God, the Lord of all,
Who even now is with you. You are on earth most blest,
You are most blest, most blessèd, God chose you, you are blest!”
3 But Mary was most troubled to hear the angel’s word.
What was the angel saying? It troubled her to hear,
To hear the angel’s message, it troubled her to hear.
4 “Fear not, for God is with you, and you shall bear a child.
His name shall be called Jesus, God’s offspring from on high.
And he shall reign forever, forever reign on high.”
5 “How shall this be?” said Mary, “I am not yet a wife.”
The angel answered quickly, “The power of the Most High
Will come upon you shortly, your child will be God’s child.”
6 As Mary heard the angel, she wondered at his words.
“Behold, I am your handmaid,” she said unto her God.
“So be it; I am ready according to your word.”
|First Line:||To a maid engaged to Joseph|
|Title:||To a Maid Engaged to Joseph|
|Author:||Gracia Grindal (1984)|
|Copyright:||Text and Music: Copyright © 1984 by Hope Publishing Company|
|Article:||An Advent Hymn: "To a Maid Engaged to Joseph" by Beverly A. Howard (from The Hymn)|
|Instances (5)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Presbyterian Hymnal #19||To a maid engaged to Joseph||To a Maid Engaged to Joseph||Gracia Grindal||Rusty Edwards||220.127.116.11.7.6||Luke 1:47; Luke 1:26-28||ANNUNCIATION||g minor||English||1990|
|Singing the New Testament #6||To a maid whose name was mary||To a Maid Whose Name Was Mary||Gracia Grindal||Rusty Edwards||18.104.22.168.7.6||Luke 1:26-38||ANNUNCIATION||g minor||English||2008|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #215||To a maid engaged to Joseph||To a Maid Engaged to Joseph||Gracia Grindal||Rusty Edwards||22.214.171.124.7.6||Luke 1:47; Luke 1:26-38||ANNUNCIATION||g minor||English||1989|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #14||To a maid whose name was Mary||To a Maid Whose Name Was Mary||Gracia Grindal||Rusty Edwards||126.96.36.199.7.6||ANNUNCIATION||g minor||English||1996|
|Worship and Rejoice #171||To a maid whose name was Mary||To a Maid Whose Name Was Mary||Gracia Grindal, 1943-||Rusty Edwards, 1955-||188.8.131.52.7.6||Luke 1:26-38||ANNUNCIATION||g minor||2001|