The Angel Gabriel

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(use an earpiece if you have one)

This arrangement of the carol
is sung in Unison
(everyone sings the melody)

Please send in recordings by the end of Friday 27 November

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.’ Gloria!

‘For know, a blessed Mother thou shalt be;
all generations laud and honour thee;
thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold;
Most highly favoured lady.’ Gloria!

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. Gloria!

Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born,
in Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn;
and Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:
‘Most highly favoured lady.’ Gloria!

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