Number: 27
Title: Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Composer: Piae Cantiones, 1582 Arr. Ernest C. MacMillan, 1930
Author: Joseph Simpson Cook, 1919
Scripture: Matthew 2:8-12 Luke 2:7
Theme: Christmas

1.  Gentle Mary laid her child
    Lowly in a manger;
    There He lay, the undefiled,
    To the world a stranger.
    Such a babe in such a place,
    Can He be the Savior?
    Ask the saved of all the race
    Who have found His favor.

2.  Angels sang about His birth,
    Wise men sought and found Him;
    Heaven's star shone brightly forth,
    Glory all around Him.
    Shepherds saw the wondrous sight,
    Heard the angels singing;
    All the plains were lit that night,
    All the hills were ringing.

3.  Gentle Mary laid her child
    Lowly in a manger;
    He is still the undefiled,
    But no more a stranger.
    Son of God, of humble birth,
    Beautiful the story;
    Praise His name in all the earth,
    Hail the King of glory!