Sister Mary

Oh, three wise men to Jerusalem came

Tune: [Oh, three wise men to Jerusalem came]
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Refrain:
Sister Mary had-a but one child born in Bethlehem,
and'a every time the little baby cried,
she rocked him in a weary land,
she rocked him in a weary land.

1 Oh, three wise men to Jerusalem came,
they'd traveled very far.
They said, "Where is he born king of the Jews?
For we have seen his star,
for we have seen his star."

2 King Herod marvelled; his heart was troubled,
and his face was grim.
He said, "Tell me where the child may be found;
I'll go and worship him,
I'll go and worship him." [Refrain]

3 Oh, three wise men to Bethlehem came,
they'd traveled very far.
They said, "Where is he born king of the Jews?
For we have seen his star,
for we have seen his star." [Refrain]

4 Sister angel appeared to Joseph,
and gave him this command:
"Arise now, take your wife and your child;
go flee into Egypt land,
go flee into Egypt land." [Refrain]

Source: This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #60

Text Information

First Line: Oh, three wise men to Jerusalem came
Title: Sister Mary
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1999.



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