56. Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

1 Gentle Mary laid her child Lowly in a manger;
There he lay, the undefiled, To the world a stranger.
Such a babe in such a place -- Can he be the Savior?
Ask the saved of all the race Who have found his favor.

2 Angels sang about his birth; Wise men sought and found him.
Heaven's star shone brightly forth, Glory all around them.
Shepherds saw the wondrous sight, Heard the angels singing.
All the plains were lit that night; All the hills were ringing.

3 Gentle Mary laid her child Lowly in a manger;
He is still the undefiled, But no more a stranger.
Son of God, of humble birth, Beautiful the story;
Praise his name in all the earth, Hail the King of glory!

Text Information
First Line: Gentle Mary laid her child
Title: Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Author: Joseph S. Cook
Publication Date: 1993
Meter: 76 76 D
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Piae Cantiones Ecclesiasticae, Griefswald, 1582
Copyright: Setting: © 1993 Elfred Bloedel. Used by permission.



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