Daughter Mary, Saying Yes

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren

Lyrics as Poetry

Daughter Mary, saying yes
to the angel’s visitation,
no disgrace shall cloud your face.
Thrill us with your expectation.
As in heaven, so on earth,
God will work salvation,
as the child you bring to birth,
checks the wealthy, feeds the poor,
ends all domination.Mother Mary, crying no
at your son’s disruptive vision,
he must roam away from home,
breaking family cohesion.
Planting heaven here on earth,
God’s new invitation
brings the outcasts to rebirth,
lifts the humble, shifts the proud,
ending domination.Sister Mary, pierced and torn,
as the child your arms protected,
chokes and dies before your eyes,
trust again the unexpected.
Love has broken free on earth!
Tiers of domination
tumble as the Spirit’s mirth,
weaving friendship, sparking hope,
sings of new creation.

Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1989 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Copyright © 1989 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Comments About Song

from his book “Piece Together Praise” (p 29):

“November 1986, for a Christmas card, meeting Mary as the daughter of her parents, the mother of Jesus, and our sister in Christ.”

Piece Together Praise
(A Theological Journey)
is co-published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA
(for USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand)Stainer & Bell, Limited
London, England
(for all other countries)

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One verse played on piano

Scripture References

  • Mark 3:20-21
  • Mark 3:31-35
  • Luke 1:26-38
  • Luke 1:46-55
  • John 19:25-27

Season, Theme
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  • Advent∶ Year 'B'∶ Advent 4
  • Angel, Angels
  • Mary (mother of Jesus)

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