Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

1. Gentle Mary laid her Child lowly in a manger; There He lay, the undefiled, to the world a Stranger: Such a Babe in such a place, can He be the Savior? Ask the saved of all the race who have found His favor.

2. Angels sang about His birth; wise men sought and found Him; Heaven's star shone brightly forth, glory all around Him: Shepherds saw the wondrous sight, heard the angels singing; All the plains were lit that night, all the hills were ringing.

3. Gentle Mary laid her Child lowly in a manger; He is still the undefiled, but no more a stranger: Son of God, of humble birth, beautiful the story; Praise His Name in all the earth, hail the King of glory!

Words: Joseph S. Cook, 1919.
Music: 'Tempus Adest Floridum' 13th Century spring carol; first published in the Swedish Piae Cantones, 1582.
Setting: "Carols Old And Carols New", 1916.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2008 Revision.

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