158. Born in the Night, Mary’s Child

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Text Information
First Line: Born in the night, Mary's Child
Title: Born in the Night, Mary’s Child
Author: Geoffrey Ainger (1964, alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year: Transfiguration (5 more...)
Copyright: © 1964 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (admin. Hope Publishing Company)
Tune Information
Name: MARY’S CHILD
Composer: Geoffrey Ainger (1964)
Harmonizer: Richard D. Wetzel (1972)
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1964 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (admin. Hope Publishing Company)
Notes: Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.


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Carried by a blues-like tune, this text of clustered phrases centers on the core words “Mary’s Child,” initially linking images that suggest a Nativity hymn, but by the third stanza widening to the full arc of the Incarnation: birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, return.


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