Annunciation Carol

Nova! Nova! “Ave” fit ex “Eva”. Gabriel of high degree, he was sent from Trinity to Nazareth of Galilee. He met a maiden in that place, there he knelt before her face, and said: Hail, Mary, full of grace. When the maiden heard his song she was filled with trouble strong, and feared that she had done a wrong. Then said the angel: Fear not thou, for thou shalt conceive in great  virtue the Saviuor thou shalt call Jesu. There are yet but sis months gone since Elizabeth conceived John to be the herald of God’s Son . Then said the maiden: Verily, I am thy servant right truly; ecce ancilla Domini. (15th cent. English)