The crowd erupted in applause when the winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith, sang “Mary Did You Know?”! It was fantastic!
Here’s the link.
The lyrics for “Mary Did You Know?” were written in 1984 by Mark Lowry when his pastor asked him to write the Christmas program for their church. Buddy Greene of the Gaither Vocal Band wrote the music for it in 1991 and it was first recorded by Michael English that same year. Since then about 400 artists have recorded “Mary Did You Know?”!
I love this song! And when I hear each line I think of Who the Bible tells us Jesus is.
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
(Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21)
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
(Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11; Luke 19:10; John 4:42; Acts 4:12; Acts 13:23; Ephesians 5:23; Philippians 3:20; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 4:10; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 2:13; 1 John 4:14)
Did you know that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
(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?
(Matthew 9:27-31; Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 8:22-26; Mark 10:46b-52; Luke 18:35-43; John 9:1-12)
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will calm the storm with His hand?
(Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25)
Did you know that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
(Jesus doesn’t just show up in time at the incarnation. He was there at creation. Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:22; John 1:1-3. The angels worshipped Him first in heaven before He was born.)
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?
(John 1:1; John 1:14; John 4:26; John 8:24; John 8:28; John 9:35-38; John 10:30-33; John 13:19; John 20:28; Colossians 2:9)
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.
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
(John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-20)
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
(Revelation 1:5; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 12:5 Revelation 15:4)
Did you know that your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
(John 1:29; John 1:36; the book of Revelation speaks of the Lamb in 30 verses! See Revelation 5:12. Go to www.biblegateway.com and enter Lamb and NASB for a full list.)
The sleeping Child you're holding is the Great, I Am.
(We see in Exodus 3:13-14 that the name for God is I AM. In John 8:58 Jesus claims “I am” and the Pharisees picked up stones to throw at Him. They knew Jesus was claiming to be God.)
Oh Mary did you know?
Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Let us rejoice!