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Mary, Did You Know?

The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square performing "Mary, Did You Know?"
Kristin Chenoweth performs "Mary, Did You Know?" with The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square.

Songwriter Mark Lowry had written the words to “Mary, Did You Know?” in 1984 as part of the script for a church Christmas play. For years Lowry looked for the right musical setting, without success. It wasn’t until 1991, after he had joined the Gaither Vocal Band, that Lowry showed the lyrics to Buddy Greene, a renowned southern gospel songwriter who was touring with the band that year, and Greene quickly penned the music for the song. “Mary, Did You Know?” was first recorded by Michael English, one of Lowry’s fellow band-members, and has since been covered by hundreds of singers in a broad variety of styles, becoming a treasured Christmas classic.

Music: Buddy Greene
Text: Mark Lowry

Listen to the Full Song

Music from the 2019 Concert
  • Kristin Chenoweth singing Come On, Ring Those Bells with The Tabernacle Choir behind her.
  • A female performer for the Christmas concert holds up a laughing baby while The Tabernacle Choir sings behind them.
  • In front of a blue background, Kristin Chenoweth sings Angels among Us into a microphone wearing a dark dress with floral accents.
  • The Tabernacle Choir sings Fill the World with Love while musicians in black suits accompany them on bells.
  • Sitting beside three children, Kristin Chenoweth sings What Child Is This? into a microphone.
  • A woman and young girl under a blanket watch Luke 2: The Christmas Story on a tablet.