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 every 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!
|First Line:||Gentle Mary laid her Child|
|Title:||Gentle Mary Laid Her Child|
|Author:||Joseph S. Cook (1919)|
|Scripture:||John 1:11; Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 2:7; Luke 2:16; Luke 9:28-36; Revelation 5:9|
|Name:||TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM|
|Arranger:||Ernest Macmillan (1930)|
|Source:||Piae Cantiones, 1582|