Christmas Carol Countdown- Day 14

Day 14:  Mary Did You Know? by Pentatonix

Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene wrote Mary, Did You Know? in 1991. The first recording was done by Christian artist Michael English, who was a member of Gaither Vocal Band along with Lowry.  I first became aware of this song when my high school chorale performed an a capella version. I always thought it was a beautiful song, and it was a consistent show stopper.  It’s been over a decade since I last performed the song, but I can still remember my alto part as if it were yesterday.  I’ve heard many versions of this song over the years, but none has moved me as much as that arrangement—until I heard the wonderful version released this year by Pentatonix. Since I don’t have a recording of my chorale’s version, I give you the next best thing.

“Mary, Did You Know?”

Mary, did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy would 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?
When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God.

Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know?..
Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know?..

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and 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 would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
That sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am.

Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know

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