Daughter Mary, Saying Yes

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: ANNUNCIATION MONASTERY

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

BRIAN WREN
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)

                                             Audio Sample

"DAUGHTER MARY, SAYING YES"
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
or Subject

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

Presentation Suggestions

Not yet available for this title. Contact us if you are a subscriber (or purchaser of this title) and need this item.

Projection Images

Not yet available for this title. Contact us if you are a subscriber (or purchaser of this title) and need this item.

Accompaniment Recordings

Not yet available for this title. Contact us if you are a subscriber (or purchaser of this title) and need this item.

  • Subscribe To All Titles

    unlimited annual access to everything on this site

  • Purchase This Title

    unlimited access to all versions of this title

  • unlimited access to an individual version of this title

Purchasers and Subscribers
Click links below to download your versions.

Versions Available for This Title

Contact us if you need a version you don’t see here.

Melody Line Versions (including transposing instruments)


  • Melody Line: 'C' Instrument or Vocal
  • Melody Line: 'C' Instrument 8va
  • Melody Line: Bass Clef 'C' Instrument
  • Melody Line: Alto Clef Instrument
  • Melody Line: ‘Bb’ Instrument
  • Melody Line: ‘Eb’ Instrument
  • Melody Line: ‘F’ Instrument (high)
  • Melody Line: ‘F’ Instrument (low)

Hymn-style Vocal Harmonizations


  • Hymn-style: SATB voices
  • Hymn-style: SAB voices
  • Hymn-style: SSA voices

Piano Versions


  • Piano: Hymn-style
  • Piano: Hymn-style, without lyrics
  • Easy Piano: Hymn-style
  • Easy Piano: Hymn-style, without lyrics

Organ Versions


  • Organ: Manuals-only
  • Organ: Manuals-only without lyrics
  • Organ: Manuals and Pedals
  • Organ: Manuals and Pedals without lyrics

Guitar Chords & Bass Progressions


  • Guitar & Bass: Full chords in keyboard key
  • Guitar: Transposed capo chords
  • Easy Guitar: Basic chords