Renewed: Mary’s Song (Our King of Peace)
Wendell Kimbrough’s setting of Mary’s Song captures the wonder, fear, and obedience of Mary’s response to Gabriel’s message. The song is a perfect fit for Advent, Christmas, and Lessons and Carols services.
In This Episode
Bert Polman counted more than 1000 musical settings of the Magnificat, Mary’s song from Luke 1:46-55. Do we need one more? Yes! Every generation should create new songs based on scripture. In fact, Mary’s song was based on Hannah’s song in 1 Samuel 2:1-10, which in turn was based on Psalm 113. Wendell Kimbrough builds on this legacy with a wonderful new version that fills a need for contemporary Christmas songs.
Renewed: Worship songs to refresh your church’s voice
Hosted by Greg Scheer
With Larry Figueroa, piano
Words and Music: based on Luke 1:46-55; Wendell Kimbrough © 2014 Wendell Kimbrough
For more information:
Used by permission.
Hear the original recording on the Cardiphonia compilation Songs for the Incarnation.
View Wendell Kimbrough’s website, with links to printed music, instructional videos, and a mailing list. (http://www.wendellk.com/)
Listen online to “Psalms We Sing Together,” Wendell's latest album, or purchase the CD. (https://wendellk.bandcamp.com/album/psalms-we-sing-together)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an arrangement of “Mary’s Song" for choir, piano, and strings.