374. 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 Simpson Cook, 1859-1933
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76 D
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 John 3:5
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Piae Cantiones Ecclesiasticae, Griefswald, 1582; Common Praise (Canada), 1998 (Setting)



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