The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

HAIL! BLESSED VIRGIN MARY!

Words: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934)
"An Italian Carol Book," 1920

Tune: An Italian Carol
Original SATB Arrangement by Charles Wood (1866-1926), 1920
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
(Thanks to Geert Cuypers for repairs!)

Another Arrangement (Melody Only)
(Based on the Original)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

1. Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary!
For so, when he did meet thee
Spake mighty Gabriel,
and thus we greet thee.
Come weal, come woe, our
hymn shall never vary.
Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary!
Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary!

2. Ave! Ave Maria!
To gladden priest and people
The angelus shall ring
from every steeple,
To sound his virgin birth.
Alleluia!
Ave! Ave Maria!
Ave! Ave Maria!

3. Archangels chant, 'Hosanna!'
And, 'Holy! Holy! Holy!'
Before the Infant born
of thee, thou lowly,
Aye- maiden child of
Joachim and Anna.
Archangels chant Hosanna!
Archangels chant Hosanna!

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