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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

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Mary Was Betrothed

Source:
Sola Original

Text: Mark Ryman
Music: Orlando Gibbons
Tune: Canterbury
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Category: Advent;    Theme: Repentance
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

1 Mary was betrothed to man When a mystery began.
The virgin swelled with God’s child: Heaven’s grace and mercy mild.

2 This life was the Light of Life— Yet, Mary was not God’s wife.
Kind Joseph would marry her Though this life began to stir.

3 This was not what Joseph planned. He had yet to understand.
Divorce seemed the best way out ‘Til an angel removed doubt.

4 She will give birth to the Son Of the Ever Living One.
He will save you all from Hell. Jesus is Emmanuel.

5 God had planted this great seed So that one day Christ would bleed,
Saving us from hemorrhage— ever bleeding, this soul cage.

6 Can we pledge our lives today Letting God plant as He may—
Giving birth in you and me His own Son for all to see?


Advent 4A