Mary's Nine Questions

from Resurrection Day by Karl Dallas

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Originally entitled "An Angry Christmas Carol", I composed words and music on Christmas Day, either 2001 or 2002 (can't remember exact date).

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O who’s that baby in your arms?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
Why that is the baby, Jesus Christ
Almighty God’s begotten son.

And who’s that crying at your breast?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
That is the baby starved of milk,
for the rich have taken it for their own.

And what’s the blood that stains your dress?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
It flows from the man on the holy Cross
and between two thieves he has been hung.

And who shall wipe away your tears?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
The motherless child, the new-widowed wife
And all in the world who are made to mourn.

And what’s that thunder in the sky?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
That is the wrath of the Lord of Hosts:
the bitter seed that you have sown.

And who’s that beating at the door?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
Those are the fists of the dispossessed
and they’re seeking a place to call their own.

What is that glory fills the sky?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
That is the fire of judgement day
for the long-awaited time has come.

And who are cast into the depths?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
The holy men, the rich and the proud,
in the name of God such things have done.

And who shall dance before the Lord?
Mary my dear
my love
Mary my own
The broken ones, the lost and the damned,
for soon must come their harvest home.

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from Resurrection Day, released March 18, 2013
Word & music © Copyright Karl Dallas/EMI Music

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