The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came

Written by: Sabine Baring-Gould

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Original Key: Am


Verse 1:
    Am            Em7/G       F6        Em7
The An-gel Gabri -  el   from hea – ven came,
    Am       Cmaj7/G        F♯mb5     Dm7   Em7    Am
His wings as     drift – ed snow, his eyes      as flame.
      C                  G                Dm   Dm7   Em7
'From God all hail,' the an – gel said to Ma   –     ry,
      F6                     Em7   Dm7   Em       Am
'Most high-ly favoured la -  dy!   Glo   -  ri –  a!
Verse 2:
      Am                  Em7/G   F6       Em7
'Fear not, for you shall  bear  a ho – ly  child,
 Am       Cmaj7/G     F#m7b5     Dm7  Em7     Am
By Him shall  we   to God    be  re       con-ciled;
    C                G           Dm      Dm7    Em7
His name shall be Em-manuel, the long  - fore - told:
      F6               Em7        Dm7   Em7       Am
'Most high-ly favoured la -  dy!  Glo    -  ri –  a!
Verse 3:
     Am             Em7/G        F6        Em7
Then gen - tle Mary   hum - bly  bowed her head:
    Am    Cmaj7/G     F#m7b5   Dm7   Em7      Am
'To me be    as    it pleases  God,'     she  said,
    C                     G            Dm    Dm7   Em7
'My soul shall praise and magnify His  ho -  ly    name.'
      F6                     Em7   Dm7   Em7        Am
'Most high-ly favoured la -  dy!   Glo   -   ri –   a!
Verse 4:
    Am                   Em7/G    F6      Em7
'And so,' she said, 'how happy    I shall be!
    Am           Cmaj7/G             Dm7   Em7    Am
All gen –  e  -  rations  will  re – mem  -   ber me;
    C                G             Dm    Dm7    Em7
For God has kept His prom-is-es to Is  - ra  -  el.'
      F6               Em7        Dm7   Em7       Am
'Most high-ly favoured la -  dy!  Glo   -   ri –  a!
Verse 5:
   Am        Em7/G             F6           Em7
Of her, Emm  -   anu -  el the Christ – was born
   Am     Cmaj7/G        F#m7b5       Dm7    Em7        Am
In Bethle -   hem,  up - on    that   Christ   -  mas   morn.
    C                      G                  Dm   Dm7   Em7
And Christian folk through-out the world will ev - er    say,
      F6               Em7       Dm7   Em7      Am
'Most high-ly favoured la - dy!  Glo   -  ri –  a!

The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame.
‘From God, all hail,’ the angel said to Mary,
‘Most highly favored lady!’ Gloria!

‘Fear not, for you shall bear a holy child,
By Him shall we to God be reconciled;
His name shall be Emmanuel, the long-foretold:
Most highly favored lady!’ Gloria!

Then gentle Mary humbly bowed her head:
‘To me be as it pleases God,’ she said,
‘My soul shall praise and magnify His holy name.’
Most highly favored lady! Gloria!

‘And so,’ she said, ‘how happy I shall be!
All generations will remember me;
For God has kept His promises to Israel.’
Most highly favored lady! Gloria!

Of her, Emmanuel – the Christ – was born
In Bethlehem, upon that Christmas morn.
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say,
‘Most highly favored lady! Gloria!’

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