While we were traveling to be with our daughter and family for Christmas, a dear friend shared a link to this article from GodTube via Facebook. Even though I had already posted about this wonderful song, I couldn’t resist passing on the backstory as well as this unique rendition of this most moving of contemporary Christmas songs.
Why not meditate afresh as you read and listen. And a blessed Christmas to you and yours!
There’s no doubt that ‘Mary Did You Know’ is one of the most popular modern Christmas songs. Today, the talented a cappella group, Pentatonix, is performing this powerful Christmas hymn.
‘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’
It took over 7 years for Mark Lowry, the songwriter, to perfect the lyrics to this song. The idea came to Lowry when he was writing a Christmas program for Jerry Falwell and he started thinking about what he would ask Mary if she was sitting right in front of him. He wondered how she must have felt when the angel told her she would birth a child of God. Then, he put together the questions that eventually became the lyrics we all know and love today.
‘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’
Decades later, this song still resonates with hearts all over the world. And when you hear this beautiful Pentatonix rendition, you will be in awe.
Isaiah 7:14 ‘Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.’