MARY, DID YOU KNOW?


No matter how many times I hear this song, it still gives me shivers.
Especially the line about kissing the Face of God. Can we even begin to imagine all that went through Mary's mind and heart from the moment the angel first appeared to her? The Son that she gave birth to.. later became her Savior.

Fear not, Mary...thou shalt conceive in thy womb,
and bring forth a Son...JESUS.
He shall be great,
and shall be called the Son of the Highest...
And He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever.
Luke 1:30-33 KJV


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The poem below personalizes Mary's
wonderful Song of praise
found in Luke 1:46-50.
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INCARNATION
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"The Lord is in His holy house"--
Oh, grace beyond describing,
That Christ in me should please to dwell--
Immanuel residing!
"My soul doth magnify the Lord,"
I sing with lowly Mary,
That God should choose to enter in
This humble sanctuary!
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Not now in little Bethlehem,
As in the tender story;
Not now upon a mercy seat,
The bight Shekinah glory,
But in the body of His saint
He maketh His residing,
Both He in me and I in Him
In fellowship abiding.
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Within my heart a burning bush,
Within, a mountain smoking;
This flesh of mine a temple veil,
The wondrous Presence cloaking;
Within this broken earthenware
A high and holy treasure;
Oh, mystery of mysteries!
Oh grace beyond all measure!
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"The Lord is in His Holy house"--
Mysterious habitation!
I feel His presence here within
And offer my oblation.
Keep burning, incense of my soul!
Keep cleansing me, O Laver!
I want to serve and praise my God
Forever and forever!
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This beautiful poem (written by Anne Ortlund)
is the prayer of my heart today!

6 comments:

Mimi said...

Susan,
Thank you for visiting my blog today...I stopped by for a return visit and was very moved by your post today...
such a beautiful...and such an awesome video..
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit...
Mimi

Redeemed By His Love said...

Susan,
I am glad you posted this song! I feel the same way about it!
The picture is so lovely, also. I have not read that poem before and wanted to ask if I could copy it just for my personal journal. Do you mind? It was beautiful!
Merry Christmas!
Miriam :)

susansspace said...

To Mimi...
Please come back! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Blessings, Susan

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To Miriam...
I don't mind at all. Isn't it a wonderful poem? I came across it in my Women's Devotional Bible NIV. The writer is Anne Ortlund.
Hope this is an especially good week for you!
Susan

Cathryn said...

Mary Did You Know ~ one of my favorites. I often play it through out the year. Mark Lowry does such a great job. Blessings ~ Cathryn

Susan B said...

Susan,
I love this song also, it's one of my favorites. It is so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the video, and the lovely poem.

Abounding Treasures said...

Thanks for this beautiful post!

I noted that some of the scenes in the video were from *The Nativity Story* which came out last year I think ~ we saw that and thought that it was very well done.

May you have a blessed Christmas Susan ...