The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

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1 The Virgin Mary had a baby boy,
the Virgin Mary had a baby boy,
the Virgin Mary had a baby boy,
and they say that his name is Jesus.
[Refrain:]
He come from the glory,
he come from the glorious kingdom.
He come from the glory,
he come from the glorious kingdom.
O yes, believer!
O yes, believer!
He come from the glory,
he come from the glorious kingdom.

2 The angels sang when the baby was born,
the angels sang when the baby was born,
the angels sang when the baby was born,
and they say that his name is Jesus. [Refrain]

3 The shepherds came where the baby was born,
the shepherds came where the baby was born,
the shepherds came where the baby was born,
and they say his name is Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #300

Text Information

First Line: The virgin Mary had a baby boy
Title: The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
Source: West Indian carol; West Indian traditional; Taken down from the singing of the Negro James Bryce in 1942 when Bryce was 92 years old. (Cambridge Hymnal, 1967)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He come from the glory
Copyright: © 1945, Boosey and Co., Ltd.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Family Worship #655
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #300TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #128
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #684
Gather (3rd ed.) #454Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #345
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #378
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.25
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #734
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #496
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #268
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #386
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #119
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #116
The Faith We Sing #2098Text
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #53
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #307
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #73
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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