Looking for something new and fresh for his Christmas choir’s program and considering the talent of one of his church members, Mark Lowry’s pastor asked him to work on this project. Lowry, a Christian comedian, singer and song writer, began the creative process with a series of questions he himself wanted to ask Mary, the mother of Jesus.
As a performer with Bill Gaither’s Vocal Band, Mark traveled via bus with other members of the group from concert to concert. To while away the time, these artists typically wrote music often collaborating with one another. Such was the case when Mark Lowry created the lyrics and Buddy Greene the melody for the now popular song, Mary Did You Know. Although they wrote the piece in 1984, the song did not debut for the public until 1992, and did not hit the charts until 1997 when Wynonna Judd and Kenny Rogers recorded it.
The song’s message causes you to think beyond Santa and reindeer and the pristine nativity pageants we’ve come to equate with Christmas to the real reason Jesus came, to become the Savior of the world. Look at the lyrics for yourself and then click here to sing along. During a hectic Christmas season, the message will brighten your day with truth.
Mary Did You Know?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
The blind will see, the deaf will hear and 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?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am.