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When Mary answered "Yes"

"San Nicola risuscita i tre bambini"
(St. Nicholas rescues three children)
19th Century painting, Dominican monastery at the Basilica di San Nicola
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

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

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.
Audio player from 1pixelout, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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