Gabriel's Message lyrics

by Celtic Thunder

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.'

'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.'

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.

Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ was born
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn,
And Holy men throughout the world will ever say
'Most highly favoured lady.'

Song Details:

Paraphraser: S. Baring-Gould - translated the carol from the Basque language to English.
Born: Sabine Baring-Gould on the 28th January, 1834 in the parish of St Sidwell, Exeter, England.
Died: 2nd January, 1924 (aged 89)
Occupation: Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist, folk song collector and eclectic scholar... more
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