Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Mary Did You Know"

I love music!!! Christmas music is one my favorites. In our house it is legal to listen to Christmas music on June 1st.

I thought I might showcase some of my favorite songs of the season. I love songs that put me right there for the birth of our Savior. That day changed all of our lives.

"Mary Did You Know" is an amazing song. I have loved it since first hearing Michael English sing it in the mid 90's.

Last Friday I heard Bill Gaither say over 300 artist have recorded "Mary Did You Know". I would say it may be the most recorded song of my generation. The message still rings clear today.

According to Wikipedia:
Mark Lowry wrote the words in 1984 when his pastor asked him to write the program for the living Christmas tree choir presentation. The music was written by Buddy Greene.

Michael English was the first recording artist to record and release 'Mary, Did You Know?" on his debut album titled Michael English which was released on January 1, 1992.

Last week I heard Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene sing it live. At the end they were joined by the rest of the Homecoming artist of the night. I never tire of hearing the song.

Of course Mark said Mary Did You Know" worked so well. He is now working on "Joseph Did You Know", "Moses Did You Know" and Jesus We Know You Knew". Leave it took Mark to put humor in the moment.

I have included the words. I do not know how to embed a video. If you have never heard the song, or have not really listened to it in a long time look it up. My personal favorite recording is The Isaacs.

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day walk on water
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Would save our sons and daughters
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will give sight to a blind man
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will calm a storm with his hand
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod
And when you kiss your little baby
You have kissed the face of God

The blind will see
The deaf will hear
And the dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak the praises of the lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day rule the nations
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb
This sleeping child you're holding is the great I am


1 comment:

  1. That really is a beautiful Christmas song Sister Odie... and I didn't know it was so "old"...1984 Wow! If I had to pick a favorite as far as lyrics and history, it would be "I Wonder As I Wander" by John Jacob Niles. I have too many favs to mention in the performance category!!

    We're praying for you and your Mom and Dad and just in case I don't get to tell you'all before the day ....Merry Christmas to the Boggs'

    Ray n Tami Riggs


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