Haddlesey Bells (Gabriel's Story)

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   (My dancing is worse than my singing!)

 

“Sweet Angel Gabriel, loyal and trusted servant,

More than all of this, though, to me, my friend”

Thus spoke the Lord as he whispered his message

“From Heaven down to Earth you must descend”.

Proud to be chosen from all of the angels

Trusted to carry his glory to Earth

News of a son for his friend and his Master

To herald the glory of Jesus’s birth.

 

“I shall not fail you, Sweet Lord and Master

Despite every hardship I shall be strong”

Gabriel embarked then upon his mission

A journey forgotten, cold, dark and long.

Temptation and hardship accompanied Gabriel

But never a glance did he cast either side

His wings beat so swiftly his heartbeats were pounding

With effort and urgency, love and with pride.

 

“At last the angel descended from Heaven

Breeze through his wings as quiet as the night

Gently alighting before three good shepherds

And saw in their eyes their awe and their fright.

“Be not afraid for I bring you a message

A gift to mankind that’s from Heaven above

Our Master doth send us a son and a saviour

To spread to his people his glory, his love”.

 

So all of God’s children sing throughout the ages

Of glory and birth as the angel foretells

We celebrate Christmas and Jesus’s coming

With laughter and song and with ringing of bells.

“So sing out so proudly” the angel implored us

A boy-king was given to us at Noel

Sing out so proudly that angels applaud us

Ring out so loudly the Haddlesey Bells.

“So sing out so proudly” the angel implored us

A boy-king was given to us at Noel

Sing out so proudly that angels applaud us

Ring out so loudly the Haddlesey Bells.

“So sing out so proudly” the angel implored us

A boy-king was given to us at Noel

Sing out so proudly that angels applaud us

Ring out so loudly the Haddlesey Bells.

◄ Akram and the Tank

Dear Sarah and Samantha ►

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Harry O'Neill

Sun 11th Dec 2011 22:29



Good tradional John.

I`ll be in Bethlehem on friday and tell them about it.

Next time they do the Chester Cycle you could do a modern one for them.

Merry Christmas to you and `Gertie`

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 11th Dec 2011 20:19

Great stuff, J.C. Was this the one you mentioned being involved with for a school?
If not, it would be just fine for youngsters to
sing. I'd delete the final verse/stanza as the
repetition already used is ideal to close the piece. You have clearly put some work into this post and it is SO right for the time of year. Even the title is attractively English/ idiosyncratic! Give that man a visit from Santa!

<Deleted User> (6315)

Sat 10th Dec 2011 15:46


Have a lovely Christmas time John..still laughing at the above comment.. :o))

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Val Cook

Fri 9th Dec 2011 20:21

Have a great Christmas John and all my best wishes to you and your family for 1012.

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John Coopey

Fri 9th Dec 2011 17:02

Forgive the hiccups in diction. The words do actually knock into the tune but it was all a bit hectic - singing, playing the guitar, eating my chips etc.

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