The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came – Day 5 of Handbell Advent

Posted By Derek Nance on Dec 5, 2013 | 2 comments

From the Basque Christmas tradition comes this lesser known carol entitled “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came”.  I will admit that I was not familiar with this carol, so after some searching (thank you Wikipedia) I learned that this carol depicts the Angel’s decent to earth to tell of the birth.  The words to the opening verse of the carol go as follows:

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.

This performance is by the Covenant Bell Choir at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  Jump to 1:30 to get past all the introduction if you just want to hear the music.

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