The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ah! Gabriel, Ah! Gabriel

Words: George Radcliffe Woodward


Music: Setting of Girolamo, Girolamo by Charles Wood
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Charles Wood and George Ratcliffe Woodward, eds., An Italian Carol Book (London: The Faith Press, Ltd., 1920), #7

1. Ah! Gabriel, Ah! Gabriel,
    Thou truly did'st foreshow
    In weal or woe,
    For friend or foe,
How God with us, Emmanual
    Should stoop from high to low.

2. At Ephratá, At Ephratá,
    'Tis Bethlem, 'House of Corn,'
    Of glory shorn,
    On Christmas-morn,
To save mankind, Alleluyá,
    The King of bliss is born.

3. Victoria, Victoria!
    That Lord, who was full fain,
    In scorn and pain,
    By Jewry slain,
Cunctipotent in gloria
    Now evermo doth reign.

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