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229. Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

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1 Gentle Mary laid her child
lowly in a manger;
there he lay, the Undefiled,
but no more 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 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!

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First Line: Gentle Mary laid her child
Title: Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Author: Joseph Simpson Cook (1919)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Matthew 2:9-11; Luke 2:7-14
Topic: Christ: Epiphany of
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
Arranger: Ernest MacMillan (1930)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: G Major
Source: Piae Cantiones,1582



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