Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly

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1 Sing of Mary meek and lowly,
Virgin-mother pure and mild,
Sing of God's own Son most holy,
Who became her little child.
Fairest child of fairest mother,
God the Lord who came to earth,
Word made flesh, our very brother,
Takes our nature by his birth.

2 Sing of Jesus, son of Mary,
In the home at Nazareth.
Toil and labor cannot weary
Love enduring unto death.
Constant was the love he gave her,
Though he went forth from her side,
Forth to preach, and heal, and suffer,
Till on Calvary he died.

3 Glory be to God the Father;
Glory be to God the Son;
Glory be to God the Spirit;
Glory to the Three in One.
From the heart of blessed Mary,
From all saints the song ascends,
And the Church the strain reechoes
Unto earth's remotest ends.

Source: RitualSong: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics #528

Author: Roland F. Palmer

Palmer, Roland Ford. (London, England, December 12, 1891--August 24, 1985, Victoria, British Columbia). Anglican. Trinity College (Toronto), L.Th., 1914; B.A., 1916. Pastorates (in Ontario) at Engleheart, 1916-1918; Port Arthur, 1918-1919. Entered the Society of St. John the Evangelist ("Cowley Fathers") at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919; novice master, later Superior, at San Francisco, 1921-1927; Superior at Bracebridge, Ont., 1927-1949, 1966-1969; Diocesan Missioner, Algoma Diocese, 1949-1966; retired to Toronto in 1969, moving to Victoria in 1979. He published four devotional books, and contributed much to the 1959 revision of the Canadian Prayer Book. His hymn "Sing of Mary, pure and lowly" in the 1938 Book of Common Praise was credited… Go to person page >

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #691

Chalice Hymnal #184

CPWI Hymnal #748

Gather (3rd ed.) #457

Gather Comprehensive #783

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #778

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #380

Hymnal Supplement 1991 #756

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #490

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #472

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #271

One in Faith #926

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #545


RitualSong #528

Singing Our Faith #267

The Hymnal 1982 #277


The United Methodist Hymnal #272

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #274

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #275

With One Voice #634

Worship (3rd ed.) #404

Worship (4th ed.) #444

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