Mary Said No : Eine Kleine Trunk Musik
On this day when the light begins to expand just the tiniest bit – the day after the Longest Night – may this holiday season, and the New Year to come be filled with joy!
Michele and Amanda
MARY SAID NO
Lyrics: Amanda McBroom Music: Michele Brourman
An angel came from heaven in the still of an April night
His eyes were filled with fire, his wings alive with light
He told the maid that she would bear
The Son of God, the answered prayer
That through his blood and heart’s despair
He’d heal all man’s distress
If Mary said yes.
But Mary said no. Mary said wait.
Why would God wish such a terrible fate
On a child that man will worship and hate
A child whose blood will flow
Mary said no.
The angel sang of shepherds and crowns of thorn and gold
Of trees a-bloom with cherries in the deep of winter’s cold
Of frankincense and stars and myrrh
A cradle lined with fox’s fur
And how the world would worship her
If she would acquiesce
If Mary said yes
But Mary said no. Mary said please.
Threw herself down on her trembling knees
And begged the angel for release
To let this maiden go
Mary said no
Ave, Ave, Maria….Ave, Ave, Maria
The angel smiled a fearsome smile-
His feather’s brushed her cheek
His voice as sweet as honey (the words the angel whispered)
Made Mary’s heart grow weak
If you will bear this child so dear
And if all men have ears to hear his words of love,
Peace will appear…
And mankind will be blessed
All wrongs will be redressed
With joy and sorrow in her breast
Mary at last… said yes.
Ave, Ave Maria….
Ave, Ave, Maria……