Christmas Carol Considerations – What Child is This? Mary did you Know?

I have chosen TWO carols for this devotion – because I believe they go hand in hand!
There is a lot of music on this blog!

What Child is This?

1 What Child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

2 Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.[Chorus]

3 So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come, peasant, king to own Him.
The King of kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.[Chorus]
Baptist Hymnal, (2008)

And, here is the answer – in Mary Did you know?
Did Mary know what was going to happen to her baby boy?

Mark Lowry wrote this song. I’ve included a recent version at the end.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? ( Matthew 14:22-23)

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?(Acts 4:12)

Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new? (Rev 21:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man? (John 9)

Mary, did you know
that your baby boy will calm the storm with His hand?(Mark 4:39)

Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kiss the face of God? (John 10)

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
The praises of The Lamb. (Matthew 11:5)

Mary did you know

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?

Did you know
that your Baby Boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you’re holding is the Great, I Am.

Mary did you know

These are two of my favorite Christmas Carols.
Why? well, one is that my first name is Mary…and, two, I have always wondered what Mary thought about from the day she was met by the angel, to the day she watched her son give his life for the world.

Mary – the first person to know that Jesus was coming! What a relationship she must have had with her heavenly Father. I want to be like Mary. And I want to be like Jesus.
These songs just evoke the majesty of this whole event. I hope you are blessed by this as well!


Advent Devotions
Thank you to Christmas Carol Lyrics and Hymnary for providing the lyrics and research for these Christmas Carols!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for joining me in this journey,
In His hands and under His wings,

Ps 63:7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.

“The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear.
If my relationship to Him is that of love, I will do what He says without hesitation.
If I hesitate, it is because I love someone I have placed in competition with Him, namely, myself.” –
from My Utmost for His highest

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