Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Music Marathon - Day 2

Mary did you know?

Gabriel Announces Christ’s Birth
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

Mary Miraculously Conceives

34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

One can only imagine what went through Mary's mind the following days and weeks.  Did she really realize what was happening to her.  Did she truly realize who her Son was going to be?  The lyrics to this song were written by Mark Lowery.  The first arrangement I ever heard was done by Kathy Mattea.  I think it may still be my favorite arrangement of this song.  "Mary Did You Know?"  Enjoy


  1. Cool, thank's for sharing!!!

    Visiting a bit late for Ruby Tuesday! Hope you can visit me too:)

  2. That song has been a favorite of mine for several years now. Mattea really does it justice with her version. Thanks for finding and posting it.

  3. Wow what a wonderful voice she has. Excellent choice for your Christmas Marathon.

    Have a terrific day. :)