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Gabriel From Heaven’s King sheet music
Gabriel from Heaven’s King sent to the maiden sweet.
Brought to her blissful tiding and fair ‘gan her to greet.
Hail be thou full of grace aright for God’s Son this heaven’s light.
For man’s love will man become and take flesh
of thee maiden bright mankind free for to make of
sin and devil’s might.
Gently to him gave answer the gentle maiden then.
And in what wise should I bear a child that know not man?
The angel said O dread thee nought; tis through the Holy Ghost that wrought
Shall be this thing whereof tidings I bring, lost
mankind shall be bought, by thy sweet childbearing and
back from sorrow brought.
When the maiden understood and th’angel’s words had heard;
mildly of her own mild mood the angel she answered:
Our Lord His handmaiden I wis† I am that here above us is;
and touching me fulfilled be thy saw‡ that
I since His will is be out of nature’s law a
maid with mother’s bliss.
Th’angel went away thereon and parted from her sight.
She straightway conceived a Son through th’Holy Ghost His might.
In her was Christ contain’d anon⊕ true God true man in flesh and bone
Born of her too when time was due who then re-
deemed us for His own and bought us out of pain and
died for us t’atone.
Fill’d full of charity thou Matchless Maiden Mother
Pray for us to Him that He for Thy love above other
Away our sin and guilt should take and clean of ev’ry stain us make
And heaven’s bliss when our time is to die would
Give us for thy sake with grace to serve him by till
He us to Him take.
⊕ at once