640. 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 Saviour?
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 him.
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!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Gentle Mary laid her child
Author: Joseph S. Cook (1919)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-14
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
Arranger: Sir Ernest MacMillan (1930)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: A Major
Source: Spring carol, c. 14th Century
Copyright: Music used by permission of Sir Ernest MacMillan



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