27. 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 (1919)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: Matthew 2:8-12; Luke 2:7
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
Arranger: Ernest C. MacMillan (1930)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: G Major
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582



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