107. 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 Savior?
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 S. Cook (1919)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Scripture: Luke 2:7; Luke 2:16
Topic: Christ: Birth
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: © 1956, 1958 Gordon V. Thompson, Ltd.
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM,
Arranger: Ernest MacMillan (1930)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582



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