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Lyr/Chords ADD: Mary Did You know?

20 Dec 99 - 08:17 AM (#151866)
Subject: Mary did you know?
From: Corky

Need chords real quick for performance of this for christmas.


20 Dec 99 - 12:06 PM (#151937)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: MARY DID YOU KNOW
From: Tamara

Hi Corky, these are the chords that my guitar player uses for our performances... hope they help you!
               Am            Em7
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Dm7 E
Would one day walk on water?
Am Em7
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Dm7 E
Would save our sons and daughters?
Dm7 G
Did you know that your baby boy
C G/B Am
Has come to make you new?
Dm7
This child that you delivered
Am/E E
Will soon deliver you!

Am Em7
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Dm7 E
Will give sight to the blind man?
Am Em7
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Dm7 E
Would calm a storm with his hand?
Dm7 G
Did you know that your baby boy
C G/B Am
Has walked where angels trod?
Dm7
And when you've kissed your little baby,
Am/E E
You've kissed the face of God?
E Am
Mary did you know?
Dm7 Em7
BRIDGE: The blind will see, the deaf will hear,
Am Am7
The dead will live again;
Dm7 Em7
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak
Am Esus E
The praises of the Lamb!
Am Em7
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Dm7 E
IS Lord of all creation?
Am Em7
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Dm7 E
Will one day rule the nations?
Dm7 G
Did you know that your baby boy
C Am
Was Heaven's perfect Lamb?
Dm7
And the sleeping child you're holding
Esus E7 Am
Is the Great I Am?!


29 Dec 20 - 11:00 PM (#4085608)
Subject: ADD Version: Mary Did You know?
From: Joe Offer

"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.


29 Dec 20 - 11:06 PM (#4085609)
Subject: ADD: Mary Did You know?
From: Joe Offer

Here are the original lyrics. Those of you who know me, can pick out the parts that give me problems. Uh, like maybe most of it.....
I sing it every year with our Catholic choir led by a director with Evangelical leanings, but I have to grit my teeth at some parts.

MARY DID YOU KNOW?
(Lee Rufus Greene/ Mark Alan Lowry)

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 delivered, will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would calm the 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? Did you know?
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
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? (Mary, did you know?)
Mary, did you know? Oh

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Greene Lee Rufus / Lowry Mark Alan
Mary, Did You Know? lyrics © Greensleeves Publishing Limited, Rufus Music, Word Music, Llc


30 Dec 20 - 06:33 PM (#4085741)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords ADD: Mary Did You know?
From: leeneia

I'm not sure what you are referring to, Joe. For me the big problem is that this is a copyrighted work, protected by law, and we shouldn't be messing with it.


30 Dec 20 - 08:51 PM (#4085759)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords ADD: Mary Did You know?
From: Joe Offer

I think Leeneia, that when you're singing for the fun of it, you can alter songs any way you like. If you're making a recording or publishing a song in a book, that's a different matter.

-Joe-


30 Dec 20 - 10:12 PM (#4085772)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords ADD: Mary Did You know?
From: GerryM

Leeneia, maybe Joe has opinions similar to those of The Rev. Diana L. Wilcox of Christ Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge:

See, whenever I hear the song “Mary, did you know?” I want to scream at the radio, or whatever is playing it, “Stop mansplaining the birth you fool, of course she knew! Haven’t you ever heard of the Magnificat?” The thing is, while this modern popular song, written by two men and most often, though not exclusively, performed by men, has got is all wrong. Yes the melody is beautiful, but perhaps if they went to church in Advent, they might know that, while many did not know who he was, this young woman – chosen by God to bear God – she knew.

Of course, I am not the only one who has an issue with it, though I didn’t realize the extent until I looked at the Wikipedia page and found this about the lyrics: “The text has received criticism for perceived ambiguity or lack of scriptural or theological depth. For example, Lutheran writer Holly Scheer, in addressing the rhetorical question of the song’s title, wrote: “Anyone who has even a slight familiarity with the biblical account of Christ’s conception and birth shouldn’t need to ask if Mary knew, because the Bible plainly tells us she did.” Baptist theologian Michael Frost suggests it is the “most sexist Christmas song ever written… It treats her like a clueless child… Could you imagine a song asking Abraham 17 times if he knew he’d be the father of a great nation?”

The Rev then goes on to give, and praise, the Jennifer Henry lyrics. Here's a link to the full text of the Rev's post.


30 Dec 20 - 11:29 PM (#4085781)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords ADD: Mary Did You know?
From: Joe Offer

Gerry, I think you and I are often on the same wavelength. I'd add that I'm uncomfortable with all the power and majesty stuff - "Would one day rule the nations" and "Is the great, I Am."

I'm not really into power and majesty. I think our world needs less of that, and more love and justice and compassion and peace.

-Joe-