Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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 saviour?
Ask the saved of all the race
Who have found His favour.
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.
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!


  1. OOOOO! Soooo pretty! I love the picture (it's the first thing that caught my eye). And the poem is wonderful too...thanks!

  2. Thanks for posting "Gentle Mary Laid Her Child"--a carol we Canadians can sort of claim as our own. Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canadian pastor Joseph Cook. To learn how the carol came to be written, I invite you to check out my daily blog on hymn history, Wordwise Hymns.