MARY,  DID  YOU  KNOW?
Written by Mark Lowry
Performed by Kathy Mattea
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would someday walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would 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?
Mary, 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?
When you kissed your little baby
Then you've kissed the face of God.

Mary Did you know??
Mary, did you know??

The blind will see, the deaf will hear
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?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy
Was Heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping Child you're holding
Is the great "I AM".
This song blew me away the first time I heard it. 

As parents, we all have have hopes and dreams for our children and the lives they will someday lead.  So we can both identify with Mary and yet wonder at what kind of hopes and dreams she must have had for this child, so much like us all, yet so different.

I've heard several artists do this, but I heard Kathy Mattea's version first, and still like it best.  This is a woman's song, and the background music expresses the mystery and wonder surrounding the birth of  Christ.  Her simple vocals make it easier to identify with the singer, and with Mary.  The vocals on this recording were done in a single take, a real rarity.
Kathy Mattea
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