"Mary Did You Know" By Mark Lowry (wrote lyrics) & Buddy Greene (wrote music)
Just listened to this at Robert's Middle Zone Musings, and as I commented for him there, I first heard this song sung by Clay Aiken and fell in love with it instantly. Did not know who had written it until now, and it is always so extraordinarily special to hear a favorite mele (song) done by the composer. Such heart and emotion, such aloha. The perfect listen for my Christmas Eve morning.
Another powerful version can be seen here:
"Mary, Did You Know?" By Mark Lowry (with David Phelps & Guy Penrod)
Do click over to Robert Hruzek’s post today as well, for some wonderful Christmas Day musing as only Robert can do!
Here’s the thing, y’all. About 2,000 years ago, an otherwise
unremarkable woman named Mary gave birth to an incredibly remarkable
baby named Jesus – and the truth is, the world just ain’t been the same
since! (On a side note, I always used to wonder – when Mary first
looked down at the newborn child she tenderly held in her arms” did she
really know who He was? I think, perhaps, she did.)
Now, you may or may not feel like that particular event was a good
thing or a bad one for the world. Hey, that’s OK! I like to think it’s
a free world, and most folks can pretty much think what they like,
y’know? But that’s not really my point.
Nope; my point is, when you get right down to it, the real meaning – and I’m talkin’ ‘bout the genuine, indubitably downright incontrovertible meaning – of Christmas is, it’s the day we celebrate the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
It’s as simple as that. Really.