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Mary's May Crowning

By Mark Kline

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Piano/Vocal/Chords, Voice, Guitar
Composed by Mark Kline. Christian, Sacred, General Worship, Mother's Day. Score, Set of Parts. 9 pages. Published by Mark Kline (S0.222703).

Item Number: S0.222703

Fresh, simple, and elegant music for your church's May Crowning. Originally composed melody and text (below) for solo cantor or unison choir. Mary's May Crowning can also be sung as a responsorial song.

Contains piano/vocal/guitar and guitar/vocal.

Lyrics

No greater gift could we crown thee with
Than flowers of the field that blossom in May
and no finer thing for our Mother made Queen
than beauty now grown from the seed’s small faith 

[refrain]
Mary, Mary, Mother of God,
Mary, Queen of our hearts,

When you were hailed by the Angel’s request,
You gave your whole self,
when you gave him your “yes”
Making answer in faith to God’s faithfulness
You bore to the world God’s Word made flesh

You saw Him led as a Lamb to be slain,
Though pierced through your soul,
at His side you remained
Now that He’s risen and He’s conquered the grave
You share now His glory, who shared His pain,

Details: May is themonth of Mary, with special devotions having been especially promulgated in the19th century by Jesuit colleges in order to combat immorality. TheMay Crowning has become an especially popular ceremony, during which hymns orspecial songs are sung while a wreath of flowers is placed on the head of astatue of Mary. The crowning honors Mary as the Queen of Heaven, since she isthe mother of Christ the King.

Duringthese devotions which make use of a statue to honor the Holy Mother of God,Catholics must always heed the teaching of the church: “Images are veneratednot because of a belief that these images themselves possess anything ofdivinity or power, but because the honor shown them is directed to theprototypes they represent.” (Council of Trent). Indeed, honor should always beshown to Jesus’ Blessed Mother, as the Gospel says, “all generations shall call[her] blessed.”

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