When Mary Answered, "Yes"

Mary and Nicholas window
Our Lady & St Nicholas
Parish Church of Our Lady & St Nicholas, Liverpool, England
Photo: Dave Wood, Liverpool Pictorial, used by permission
When Mary answered “Yes”
To love that makes us whole
She knew the joy, she felt the stress
In body, mind and soul.
When Nicholas preserved
The innocence of youth
He showed his age what Lord he served
In spirit and in truth.
When Christians founded here
A chapel by the sea
They bore their witness year by year
To God in trinity.
Your glory, Lord, has been
In every time and place
The light by which your saints have seen
To do your work of grace.
Help us to serve with them
The world for which you died
And light the star of Bethlehem
Today on Merseyside.


Text: Elizabeth Cosnett
Tune: SANDYS SM by W Sandys

Musical notation PDF


Words by Elizabeth Cosnett; In the US & Canada: Copyright © 1998 Stainer & Bell Ltd. (admin. by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188) All rights reserved. Used by permission. For the rest of the world: Copyright © 1998 Stainer & Bell Ltd., PO Box 110, Victoria House, 23 Gruneisen, Road, London N3 1DZ England www.stainer.co.uk www.hopepublishing.com

Sung at Our Lady & St Nicholas Church, Liverpool Parish Church, United Kingdom

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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