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Mary, You did Know

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  1. Aaron

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    Because I think the song, Mary Did You Know, though phenomenally popular, omits a key component.

    Written to fit Pentatonix' arrangement.

    Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day be arrested?
    That your baby boy would be put on trial for things that He attested?
    Did you know that spikes would pierce His flesh? His back would know the scourge?
    Your joy turned into mourning? Your lullaby a dirge?
    ..................................................................................Mary did you know

    ............................that your baby boy would be mocked and despised?
    Crowned with thorns and raised, and His bloody form would be unrecognized?
    Did you know that your baby boy would stand to be condemned?
    That the friends he loved and cherished would then abandon Him?

    Mary did you know?
    ..................................Mary did you know?
    .....................................................................Mary did you know?

    Did you know?

    Mary did you know?
    ......................Mary did you know?
    ..............................................Mary did you know?
    ....................................................................Mary did you know?
    ..........................................................................................Mary
    did you know?
    ......................Mary did you know?

    What would He do
    To earn this fate,
    The ire of the Jews?

    Would'He heal too few,
    Judgement abate,
    Or preach to men Good News?

    Mary were you told that your baby boy would be a man of sorrow?
    And such sorrow too was reserved for you and many who would follow?
    Herod's swords would on Rachel fall, on'your Child the sinner's toll?
    Though angels now are singing, a sword
    .......................................................would pierce
    ....................................................................your soul?

    Mary were you told?
    .........................Mary were you told?
    .................................................Mary were you told?

    Mary you were told.
    ..........................Mary you were told.
    ..................................................Mary you were told.
    ...........................................................................Mary you were told.

    Mary you did know.​
     
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    suggestions and criticisms are invited
     
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    It's a song. It's not a theological treatise.

    And neither is Little Drummer Boy, so save your typing fingers this year and spare us your annual screed about that song.

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    Here's my version.

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  5. Aaron

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    Lol. It is too theology, and inaccurate at that, too. He didn't calm the storm with His hand. He calmed it with His word.

    But, I wasn't finding theological fault. I think tune fits a focus on the sufferings and sorrows of Christ much better.

    I wasn't going to say anything about The Little Pagan Drummer Boy, but now . . . Lol. ;)
     
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    A couple of years ago around Christmas I was stuck in traffic around the city of Allen, which has a big 'outlet mall' near it's northern city limit. So at the time I thought this up:

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    Allen, did you know...
    That your Outlet Mall
    Would snarl December traffic?
    Allen, did you know....
    When it's Christmas week,
    This stop&go is graphic?
    Allen, did you know...
    That the highway's jammed
    For people who have business?
    Allen, did you know?...
    You make it all too slow?
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  8. rlvaughn

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    As is Allen, Collin County, Texas?
     
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    Yeah, that Allen.
     
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    Just curious. My wife's paternal grandmother was raised part of her life in that county. Wife has ancestors buried at Fitzhugh (in the country) and some relatives at Allen. We went up there a long time ago, and the next time we went back (maybe 20 years later) it looked like a different world.
     
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    A number of times I have stated or written my 'testimony' in which I include that "I made my decision for Christ in 1969 at a county-wide youth rally at a small town whose city limit sign said 'Pop. 969,' and had drawings of a covered wagon on the left side and a command module on the right, with a caption '100 years-- from schooner to lunar.'" The name of that little town was Allen, Texas." That line gets a laugh from those who know the area. Its population now, according to a source is 99,179. 2 nearby cities which it virtually enjoins, Frisco (west) and McKinney (north), began growing even more astronomically, or Allen, essentially the child of huge Plano to its south, would have surpassed 150,000 by now, as have McKinney and Frisco.

    But one thing Allen did was to keep with one public high school, which is the largest in Texas, with 6500+ students. That's how it became a football power, winning state championships and sometimes being voted the nation's number 1.
     
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    Very interesting. We had an administrator at our school for a few years who came from Allen ISD. I used to know the textbook coordinator there for the district, but can't remember his name right now.

    My wife and I have a little Bible that an old Baptist preacher named Abraham Enloe of Collin County gave her, sometime in the early 1900s. Her people there were Ballew and Spurgin (others, too, I'm sure). Odd thing, my mother had a brother who moved off and kind of lost contact with the family. We found him buried at Fitzhugh in Forest Grove where my wife's relatives are buried. Small world sometimes.
     
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