Gabriel’s Message Does Away

Gabriel’s message does away
Satan’s curse and Satan’s sway;
This was wrought by Christmas day:
Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King!

He that comes despised shall reign;
He that cannot die, be slain;
Death by death its death shall gain:
Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King!

Like its like shall overthrow:
By a tree prevailed the foe;
From a Tree shall healing grow:
Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King!

Man was lost a garden in;
In a garden man shall win;
Woman’s faith end woman’s sin:
Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King!

Weakness shall the strong confound;
By the hands, in babe-clothes wound,
Adam’s sin shall be unbound;
Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King!

By the sword that was his own
By that sword, and that alone;
Shall Goliath be o’erthrown;
Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King!

Art by art shall be assailed;
To the cross shall Life be nailed;
From the grave shall hope be hailed;
Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King!

Words: Piae Cantiones, 1582 (possibly originating in 13th C.); tr. John Mason Neale, 1853.
Tune:Angelus Emittitur” Piae Cantiones, 1582.
Meter: 777 with refrain.

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.

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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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