Gabriel’s Message, A Christmas Meditation
A Christmas Meditation, with all parts recorded and sung by Ginger Garner. A gift for the Season.
About Gabriel’s Message (Wikipedia)…
A Basque Christmas carol, “Gabriel’s Message” is a folk song about the Annunciation, quoting the Biblical account from Luke, Ch 1, 26-38 and the Magnificat from Luke, Ch 1, 46-55. with the opening lines…
- 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.
It was collected by Charles Bordes and then paraphrased into English by Sabine Baring-Gould. It is commonly performed in an arrangement by Edgar Pettman published in his 1892 book Modern Christmas Carols.
(c)2013. Ginger Garner.