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46. 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 favour.

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!

Text Information
First Line: Gentle Mary laid her child
Title: Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Author: Joseph Simpson Cook (1919)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas; Angels; Biblical Characters: Mary, Mother of Jesus (17 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GENTLE MARY
Composer: Alta Lind Cook
Arranger: Scott Wilkinson
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Music copyright © Metropolitan United Church, Toronto



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