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".