Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly

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1 Sing of Mary meek and lowly,
Virgin-mother pure and mild,
Sing of God's own Son most holy,
Who became her little child.
Fairest child of fairest mother,
God the Lord who came to earth,
Word made flesh, our very brother,
Takes our nature by his birth.

2 Sing of Jesus, son of Mary,
In the home at Nazareth.
Toil and labor cannot weary
Love enduring unto death.
Constant was the love he gave her,
Though he went forth from her side,
Forth to preach, and heal, and suffer,
Till on Calvary he died.

3 Glory be to God the Father;
Glory be to God the Son;
Glory be to God the Spirit;
Glory to the Three in One.
From the heart of blessed Mary,
From all saints the song ascends,
And the church the strain re-echoes
Unto earth's remotest ends.

Source: Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #267

Author: Roland F. Palmer

Palmer, Roland Ford. (London, England, December 12, 1891--August 24, 1985, Victoria, British Columbia). Anglican. Trinity College (Toronto), L.Th., 1914; B.A., 1916. Pastorates (in Ontario) at Engleheart, 1916-1918; Port Arthur, 1918-1919. Entered the Society of St. John the Evangelist ("Cowley Fathers") at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919; novice master, later Superior, at San Francisco, 1921-1927; Superior at Bracebridge, Ont., 1927-1949, 1966-1969; Diocesan Missioner, Algoma Diocese, 1949-1966; retired to Toronto in 1969, moving to Victoria in 1979. He published four devotional books, and contributed much to the 1959 revision of the Canadian Prayer Book. His hymn "Sing of Mary, pure and lowly" in the 1938 Book of Common Praise was credited… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing of Mary pure and lowly
Title: Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly
Author: Roland F. Palmer (1938)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © Estate of Roland Palmer



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