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Thread #16351   Message #4085608
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Dec-20 - 11:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords ADD: Mary Did You know?
Subject: ADD Version: Mary Did You know?
"Mary Did You Know?" is a very nice song, but there are aspects of it that make us progressive Christians a bit nervous. Kathryn LaMar sang an alternate version at the Mudcat Singaround on Monday, and I like most parts of it much better than the original.

“Mary, Did You Know?”, Mark Lowry & Buddy Greene Alternate lyrics: Jennifer Henry Musicians: Angela, Cindy, Jarrett, Kirk 12/22/20 #VirtuousPub

Mary did you know, that your ancient words would still leap off our pages?
Mary did you know, that your spirit song would echo through the ages?
Did you know that your holy cry would be subversive word,
that the tyrants would be trembling when they know your truth is heard?

Mary did you know, that your lullaby would stir your own Child’s passion?
Mary did you know, that your song inspires the work of liberation?
Did you know that your Jubilee is hope within the heart
of all who dream of justice, who yearn for it to start?

Mary did you know
The truth will teach, the drum will sound, healing for the pain
The poor will rise, the rich will fall. Hope will live again.

Mary did you know, that we hear your voice for the healing of the nations?
Mary did you know, your unsettling cry can help renew creation?
Do you know, that we need your faith, the confidence of you,
May the God that you believe in, be so true.