mercredi 16 décembre 2015

"Mary, Did You Know?" A modern Christmas classic

Drums, bells, piano, violin, or guitar playing our favorite Christmas tunes can be heard in the malls and on many radios. Some are so well known that you can whistle them on your own and other are more "mysterious" for our ears.

Today, I would like to talk about one of my most beloved Christmas songs Mary, Did You Know? I discovered this song a few years ago, thanks to my american friends. The melody enraptured me and the lyrics. Oh the lyrics! [Some would say that the question (the one in the title) is a bit redundant and that Mary, yes, knew. Guess what? It's a poem, a song! Stop being picky...]

In the Bible, it is said that an angel told her that the baby who will soon grow in her wombs, would be the Son of God. Of course she knew that her son should be unique and powerful. She was educated in the ways of God. She knew of the prophecies of old. And she was witnessing the homage from the sheperds, and probably was feeling the Holy Ghost and the angels' presence in the stable.

However, she was a young woman, mother for the first time in her life. This baby was hers, so tiny, precious and fragile. His future was foretold, but right now SHE was the one who would hold him and protect him. She was amazed, tired and very much "in love" with her son. Metaphysic and spiritual questions may have come and go in her mind, but her heart and soul were at peace, and love was the most important feeling at that moment.

Lyrics (from Metrolyrics):

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will save our sons and daughters?

Did you know that your baby boy
Has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered
Will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Will calm a storm with his hand?

Did you know that your baby boy
Has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby
You've kissed the face of God

Oh, Mary did you know


The blind will see,
the deaf will hear,
The dead will live again

The lame will leap,
the dumb will speak,
The praises of the lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day rule the nations?

Did you know that your Baby Boy
Is Heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the great I am

The author of the song are Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene, and it was first recorded by artist Michael English in 1981. Numerous artists have sung this modern Christmas song in different musical genres.

I have shared in my last week post the oh so beautiful cover made by Peter Hollens on the 8th of December 2015 and which has already more than 3,5 millions views.

Let me today present you four other renditions:

Kenny Rodgers & Wynnona Judd

CeeLo Greene (OST of the movie the Son of God, in The Bible series)


And my kids favorite version by Evie Clair (she's 12 years old!). They can't stop listening to it.

This Christmas, have a though for Mary, mother of Jesus, who knew from the time of His conception what her son will go through at the end of His mortal life.

For the Christmas playlist with several artists 
playing / singing Mary, Did You Know?

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop

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