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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

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Learn More

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. (

Listen online to “Psalms We Sing Together,” Wendell's latest album, or purchase the CD. (

Email for an arrangement of “Mary’s Song" for choir, piano, and strings.