Friday, April 3, 2009

Christmas Song in Lent

Why am I posting a Christmas song during Lent, especially when Holy Week starts Sunday? (This year, April 5th is Palm Sunday.) I'm posting it because I'd like to share it with my readers, partly because this is a beautiful song, and partly because I needed a nudge, an elbow to the ribs, or a smack upside the head (probably all three). I hope you can understand the words; I've posted the lyrics below the video just in case. (This song always make me cry.)

I love Wendy White's voice. Ms. White is a mezzo-soprano with the Metropolitan Opera. http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/issue/article.aspx?id=5153&issueID=331 (Sorry, but you'll need to copy and paste.)

This video is not professionally recorded so it starts out a little wobbly. Please bear with it; I hope you will find it worth it.

If a message says "Video no longer available" click on the play button anyway. Thanks.




By Lowry and Green(?)

Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

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?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and 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 will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the "Great I am".

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

What a fabulous voice!! Thank you

Anonymous said...

My, My, How beautiful!!!!!!! Thank you Thank you Thankyou, for showing this, I am overwhelmed. Thank you. Antonia Australia

motherhen68 said...

A lot of people hate this song, but not I. I always get chills and tears at the line "And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God."

The Songster said...

Did we sing this song in Tom's studio? Or was this one that we were going to sing but never did?

Packrat said...

@The Songster: No, you didn't sing this, but it might have been one of the songs that Tom suggested as an ensemble piece. Oh, have you ever asked Tori or Lara if they have videos of the recitals?

Shay said...

This is one of the few "modern" Christmas songs that really gets to me.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! What an awesome voice, I keep coming back to it and listening again and again, and each time I am moved to tears. I just love this! God is soooooo good. What a wonderful voice and how lovely are the words. Very moving and beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Blessings from Australia. Thanks Antonia.

Packrat said...

Antonia, thank you for coming back. I think one of the reasons I posted this video here was so that I wouldn't have to go to YouTube every time I wanted to listen to it. :) I've listen to it a hundred times (at least) and still get the chills. Sue