60. Sister Mary

Refrain:
Sister Mary had-a but one child born in Bethlehem,
and'a every time the little baby cried,
she rocked him in a weary land,
she rocked him in a weary land.

1 Oh, three wise men to Jerusalem came,
they'd traveled very far.
They said, "Where is he born king of the Jews?
For we have seen his star,
for we have seen his star."

2 King Herod marvelled; his heart was troubled,
and his face was grim.
He said, "Tell me where the child may be found;
I'll go and worship him,
I'll go and worship him." [Refrain]

3 Oh, three wise men to Bethlehem came,
they'd traveled very far.
They said, "Where is he born king of the Jews?
For we have seen his star,
for we have seen his star." [Refrain]

4 Sister angel appeared to Joseph,
and gave him this command:
"Arise now, take your wife and your child;
go flee into Egypt land,
go flee into Egypt land." [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh, three wise men to Jerusalem came
Title: Sister Mary
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Luke 2:7
Topic: Epiphany; Holy Innocents
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sister Mary hada but one child
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, three wise men to Jerusalem came]
Key: d minor or modal
Source: African American spiritual, arr. This Far by Faith
Copyright: Arr. © 1999 Augsburg Fortress






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