Friday, December 12, 2008

Hopeful Friday – Mary Did You Know?

Cielo at The House in the Roses is sponsoring Hopeful Friday to give blogger friends another opportunity to " celebrate God, to celebrate His mercy and unconditional love, but also a day to celebrate positive thoughts. We need hope to replace our restlessness, we need courage to replace our fear, and we need faith to replace our doubt."
In October I received a book with CD from my Paperback Swap club which is now a part of my nativity collection:
Mary Did You Know. Mark Lowry. Published by J. Countryman, div. of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1998.
63 p.Words and music to "Mary Did You Know" by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene. c1991.
CD, "Mary Did You Know" performed by Mark Lowry with the Gaither Vocal Band Taken from the Spring House, Inc. project, "Still the Greatest Story-Ever Told’

This is an inside page

This shows the CD single inside the back cover

Here are the beautiful lyrics to this song:

Mary Did You Know?
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
Will give sight to the blind man?
Mary did you know, that your baby boy
Would 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've kissed the face of God?

Oh, 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
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
Was Heaven's perfect Lamb?
And this sleeping Child you're holding
Is the Great I AM
-- Mark Lowry

The truths expressed in this song gives us joy and hope. Many singers have performed this song and many have recorded it so that its message can be a blessing, no matter your choice of artist.

Edited to add link to Kathy Mattea singing Mary Did You Know? This was the first singer I heard with this song:

Further edited to add link to Mark Lowry, author of the lyrics, and Buddy Greene, composer of tune, performing the song:

To see more of today’s "chain of positive thoughts and inspirational messages" please go here for Cielo’s list.


  1. I love that song! I didn't realize Mark Lowery wrote it!


  2. That song always makes me cry. I never thought about Mary's perspective as a mother until I first heard it. It is an awesome, sweet song!!

  3. Good morning Carrie.... I was late posting our "Hopeful Friday" post.... but it's up now... I got you name there.... thank you for sharing hope and faith... have a wonderful weekend, and may our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your..



  4. That song is a wonderful tribute to Our Blessed Mother of God.
    Hope came from Her sacrifice of Her complete love for God.
    Happy Hopeful Friday!

  5. Love it Thank you, It is one of my husband favorate songs.

  6. That is a truly beautiful song. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Hopeful Friday!

  7. Carrie, I love that song. It is very beautiful!

    I am checking in with you here in the hopes that you see it! I left you a message under the drawing thread. I can't email you by clicking on anything because my computer won't allow it for some reason. It's fairly new and does some goofy things. So please email me at with my blog name.

    Thanks again so very, very much!

    You made my weekend!


    Sheila :-)

  8. Carrie this is so precious to me. I or Mike will read it on Christmas Eve when we open gifts. Noelle

  9. Carrie, I left you a message on my blog!


    Sheila... who has been traveling today, too! :-)

  10. Wonderful words to the song.
    Thanks for your visit.
    Merry Christmas.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this. Truly beautiful. I have been going through a Mary and Elizabeth theme, this really goes with it so much.

  12. Love this song! The images are a perfect companion:)

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  14. This is my all-time favorite Christmas song. I love it no mattter who sings it but by far Mark's version is the BEST. Mark also wrote the lyrics. Isn't this song awesome?!

    (Sorry for the deleted post. I hit the wrong button.)