167. 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 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!

Text Information
First Line: Gentle Mary laid her Child
Title: Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Author: Joseph Simpson Cook (1919)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: Matthew 2:9-11; Luke 2:7-14
Topic: Christ: Birth and Infancy; Christ: Saviour; Jesus Christ: His Birth
Copyright: Words used by permission of Alta Lind Cook.
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
Arranger: Ernest C. MacMillan (1930)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: A Major
Source: Spring carol, c. 14th century
Copyright: Music used by permission of Ernest C. MacMillan.



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