156. 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 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!

Text Information
First Line: Gentle Mary laid her Child
Title: Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Author: Joseph S. Cook (1919)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
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
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
Arranger: Ernest Macmillan (1930)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: G Major
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582



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