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The Angel Gabriel was sent from GOD to tell Mary about the upcoming birth of the Christ Child.
“But those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their strength”. – Isaiah 40:31
For a refresher course on what Advent is, check out yesterday’s post!
Suggested Reading: 5 Fun (Non-Candy) Advent Calendars for 2020
Advent Playlist – 25 Christmas Hymns
1. What a Strange Way to Save the World
Day 2. The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came
The Angel Gabriel (From Heaven Came) is a Christmas hymn and is said to be translated by Sabine Baring-Gould in the 1800s from the original Basque.
The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came Lyrics –
His wings as drifted snow his eyes as flame
“All hail” said he “thou lowly maiden Mary,
Most highly favored lady,” Gloria!”
All generations laud and honor thee,
Thy Son shall be Emanuel, by seers foretold
Most highly favored lady,” Gloria!
“To me be as it pleaseth God,” she said,
“My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name.”
Most highly favored lady. Gloria!
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:1
“Most highly favored lady,” Gloria!
Aled Jones, a presenter of BBC One’s Songs of Praise, gives one of the most beautiful renditions of The Angel Gabriel on his Christmas album.
Scripture Reading for Day Two of Advent –
In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her,
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
And Mary said to the angel,
“How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
And the angel answered her,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Who Was The Angel Gabriel?
In the Christian Bible, Gabriel is best known for interpreting Daniel’s dreams in the Hebrew Bible and announcing the births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ to their respective parents in the Gospel of Luke.
According to Islamic tradition, Gabriel (also known as Jibreel) is sent from God to the prophets, including Muhammad.
Latter-Day Saints, on the other hand, believe that Gabriel is the angelic version of the prophet Noah from the Book of Genesis.
Advent Playlist – Days 3 to 25
3. Angels, From the Realms of Glory
4. Christ is the World’s True Light
5. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
6. The Crown of Roses
7. E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
8. Gesu Bambino
9. I Heard the Bells on Christmas
10. I Wonder as a Wander
11. Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
12. The King Shall Come
13. The Little Drummer Boy
14. Mary, Do You Know?
15. O Come, All Ye Faithful
16. O Come,O Come, Emmanuel
17. O Holy Night
18. O Little Town of Bethlehem
19. Once in Royal David’s City
20. People, Look East
21. Silent Night
22. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
23. There Stood in Heaven a Linden Tree
24. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
25. Whence is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?
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