The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Maria And The Holy Child

Alternate Title: Maria Went Through Wood And Thorn

German: Maria durch ein'n Dornwald ging

Translator: Unknown

Source: Lilla Belle Pitts, et. al. Eds., Singing Juniors (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1953), Page 165

1. Maria went through wood and thorn,
Lord, have mercy,
Maria went through wood and thorn,
Its bareness did no rose adorn.
Lord, have mercy on us.

2. Maria bore the Holy Child,
Lord, have mercy,
Maria bore the Holy Child,
She touched the branches tender, mild.
Lord, have mercy on us.

3. Behold, the thorns bore roses now!
Lord, have mercy,
Behold, the thorns bore roses now,
There was a bird on evíry bough.
Lord, have mercy on us.

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Compare: Maria Walks Amid The Thorn

 

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