229. 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: 1990
Scripture: Matthew 2:9-11; Luke 2:7-14
Topic: Christ: Epiphany of
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Ernest MacMillan (1930)
Key: G Major
Source: Piae Cantiones,1582

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