Nursery Rhymes

Angel Gabriel

Angel Gabriel Lyrics and Music

The lovely words and lyrics of this celebrated hymn begin with "The angel Gabriel from heaven came" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The name of the author of the lyrics and words of this ancient Christmas Carol, 'Angel Gabriel', is unknown but it is likely to have been written in Latin by a member of a Basque religious order in the western Pyrenees. Theme of this lovely carol is about the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary by the Archangel Gabriel that she would become the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God (Luke 1:26-38). We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this popular Christmas carol.

Angel Gabriel Hymn
Title: Angel Gabriel *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Angel Gabriel
Author of Lyrics: Unknown

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: translated from French to English by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: The angel Gabriel from heaven came
First Publication Date: 1892 in 'Modern Christmas Carols' by Edgar Pettman

Angel Gabriel Lyrics

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!

"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!

Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head;
"To me be as it pleaseth God," she said.
"My soul shall laud and magnify Godís holy name."
Most highly favored lady." Gloria!

Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
In Bethlehem all on a Christmas morn,
And Christian folk through-out the world will ever say:
"Most highly favored lady." Gloria!

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