139. That Boy-Child of Mary

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Text Information
First Line: What shall we call him
Title: That Boy-Child of Mary
Author: Tom Colvin (1967)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Psalm 51:15; Luke 1:31-33; Luke 2:7; John 3:16
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Jesus Christ: Birth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: That boy-child of Mary
Copyright: © 1969 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Adapter: Tom Colvin (1967)
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Malawi melody
Copyright: © 1969 Hope Publishing Company

Text Information:

Written by a Scottish missionary for use at St. Michael's Cathedral in Blantyre, Malawi, this hymn on the meaning of Christ’s birth and name reflects an aspect of that African culture, where naming often expresses the conditions of a child’s birth or hopes for his or her life.

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