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The Angel Gabriel (GABRIEL’S MESSAGE) From Luke 1:26-38 (The Annunciation) Advent Hymn

Composer
Traditional Basque
Year of composition
1800
Year of arrangement
2007
Lyricist
Mary Rose Jensen
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is a new arrangement of a traditional Basque tune, "GABRIEL’S MESSAGE," which is usually associated with the lyric "The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came," an English translation by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924). I have rewritten the words to provide a more focused and detailed paraphrase of Luke 1:26-38. The new text stays on the topic of the annunciation and does not go on to Christmas. This hymn has been useful for congregational singing in "lessons and carols" services on Christmas Eve. It would also be appropriate for Advent and whenever this text is used.

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