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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: December 4

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 04, 2008

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 favored lady,” Gloria!

“For know a blessèd mother thou shalt be,
All generations laud and honor thee,
Thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold,
Most highly favored lady,” Gloria!

Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head,
“To me be as it pleaseth God,” she said,
“My soul shall laud and magnify His holy Name.”
Most highly favored lady, Gloria!

Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn,
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say—
“Most highly favored lady,” Gloria!

— Sabine Baring-Gould

The Instructor, December 1968

“The Madonna,” by de Champaigne




1 Comment »

  1. This is interesting–you don’t see LDS materials featuring Mary sans the Christ child very often, and this looks almost as if it could be an annunciation painting rather than Mary gazing towards the manger.

    Comment by janet — December 9, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

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