Mary’s Boy Child

There are so many beautiful renditions of the song, “Mary’s Boy Child”, that it is difficult to choose only one to feature. Nevertheless, the selection below was made because of its joyful expression of the message it contains. And, an added blessing is the refreshing voices, in part, of a children’s choir.

May you be blessed and rejoice by this message in music!

Long time ago in Bethlehem
So the Holy Bible say
Mary’s boy Child, Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas day.

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
They saw a bright new shining star
And heard a choir from heaven sing
The music came from afar.

Hark now hear the angels sing:
A new King’s born today
And we will live forevermore
Because of Christmas day.

Now Joseph and his wife, Mary
Came to Bethlehem that night.
They found no place to bear her Child
Not a single room was in sight.

Hark, now hear the angels sing:
A new King’s born today.
And we will live forevermore
Because of Christmas day.

Trumpets sound and angels sing;
Listen to what they say:
Man will live forevermore
Because of Christmas day.

Hark, now hear the angels sing:
A new King’s born today.
And we will live forevermore
Because of Christmas day.

By and by they found a little nook
In a stable all forlorn;
And in a manger, cold and dark
Mary’s little boy was born.

Long time ago in Bethlehem
So the Holy Bible say:
Mary’s boy Child, Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas day.

Hark now hear the angels sing:
A new King’s born today.
And we will live forevermore
Because of Christmas day.

Trumpets sound and angels sing,
Listen to what they say,
That we will live forevermore
Because of Christmas day.

– Jester Hairston, 1956

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