However, the lyrics imply that it is post Annunciation because of the words “your baby boy.” This implies that she already had a baby boy because prior to the Annunciation she would not have known that she would have a baby boy or any child for that matter.
this is quoted from above by mosher…
Holy jump to conclusion batman. I’m not defending the song but how do the words “Your baby boy” ASSUME or imply that she already had a baby boy??? The song is in the past tense…“Mary DID You Know”… this suggests to me that the baby has been born and Mary figured out the correct sex of
Mosher also said:
Second is that while a case can be made that prior to the Annunciation she would not have know about her role in the Divine Plan of Salvation this song is not addressed to a pre-Annunciation Mary
Being, in my opinion, a Protestant song I do not read anything in the lyrics that suggests anything having to do with Mary’s participation in the Divine Plan of Salvation
…the song itself never supplies an answer and thus falls into the objection in the first point concerning ambiguity and the necessity for precision since a true answer to the question is known.
good grief… i take the lyrics to be be heard as a medium to evoke thought about what it was like to be Mary, Mother of God or questions to Mary about her experience. It is not answering it’s own questions? Please… I don’t know what style of writing this would be called (if any) but it is suggestive about a human person giving birth to God. Granted everything Catholics believe about Mary may discount some of the questions (maybe all? I am not sure), it is a song
For the record, I’m not crazy about the lyrics but love the musical composition