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Posted By: Jim Dixon
09-Aug-11 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
Subject: Lyr Add: THE ANGEL GABRIEL FROM HEAVEN CAME
From Hymns, Psalms, & Spiritual Songs (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1990), page 16:


THE ANGEL GABRIEL FROM HEAVEN CAME
GABRIEL'S MESSAGE 10.10.12.10
[Words] Para. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
[Music] Basque carol, arr. by Edgar Pettman and John Wickham

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 know 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 God's holy name."
Most highly favored lady, Gloria!

4. Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
In Bethelhem, all on a Christmas morn,
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:
Most highly favored lady, Gloria!

Text and Music: © 1955 (renewed 1983) by E. H. Freeman Ltd. All rights for U. S. and Canada controlled and administered by Glenwood Music Corp. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission.