"Mary, Did You Know?": Pretty Song, Bad Theology


Written on 12:19 PM by Jack B.

Tim Jones over at Jimmy Akin's blog posts about something that's bothered me as well. The song, "Mary, Did You Know?" is often heard during this holiday season but it only occurred to me this year that if you listen carefully to the words, theologically they are unbiblical.

Here are the lyrics of the song:

Mary, did you know?
That your baby boy will one day walk on water?
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?
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 boy you've kissed the face of god?
Mary, did you know?
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?
Did you know that your baby boy will one day rules the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven is perfect lamb?
This sleeping child you are holding is the great I AM?

Now if you read the words carefully you would have to assume that Mary was the stupidest person in the world instead of " blessed amongst women". I mean the Archangel Gabriel himself told her she would be impregnated by the Holy Spirit even though she was a Virgin. Her cousin Elizabeth greeted her as the "mother of my Lord", she ended up giving birth in Bethlehem, the city of David, from which the foretold Messiah was expected to come.

Then Magi from the East told her they had come to see the "King of the Jews" and presented her with gifts fit for a King. Then they had to flee Herod who was angry because a new "King of the Jews" was born. Then when they presented him in the temple where Simeon and told her:
"Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel." And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." Luke 2, 29-35

So, what do the writers of this song think she thought? Even without knowing who wrote it (their names are Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry), I'm 99.9% sure it was a Protestant (and not of the liturgical kind) to whom Mary is someone to be avoided - even if she does have more lines/references than almost every other woman in scripture. They don't who Mary is, because they've spent their life avoiding her (and all "Catholic" connotations that go along with her). Still it's pretty obvious in the Scripture that she knew and yet she went through it all anyway. That's part of what makes her "full of grace". She said "Yes" to God and gave birth to her son so that the world would live, knowing the pain it would bring her.

Yes, its a pretty song with a nice melody but I think I'll stick with "Silent Night".

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