1. 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 favored lady," Gloria!
2. "For know a blessed Mother thou shalt be, all generations laud and ho nor thee, thy 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 pleaseth God," she said, "my soul shall laud and magnify His holy Name." most highly favored lady," Gloria!
4. Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ was born in Bethlehem, all on a Christ mas morn, and Christian folk throughout the world will ever say most highly favored lady," Gloria!
Words: Traditional Basque Carol; Paraphrased by Sabine Baring Gould, (1834-1924).
Music: 'Gabriel`s Message' Traditional Basque Carol.
Setting: Edgar Pettman, 1922.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2005 Revision.
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