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Free 15-Minute Music Lesson on “Mary, Did You Know?”

Welcome to today’s 15-Minute Music Lesson on “Mary, Did You Know?.” This beautiful song is arguably one of the best songs ever written!

I know you and your kids will enjoy this quick music lesson as you prepare for the Christmas season!

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“Mary, Did You Know?”

The song “Mary, Did You Know?” was written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene. Lowry is a Christian comedian and singer. He wrote the lyrics (words) in 1984; they talk about what Mary, the mother of Jesus, might have been thinking about her son. The music was written by Greene in 1991. The song has been recorded by numerous recording artists.

Three Versions of “Mary, Did You Know?”

Listen to the following three versions of “Mary, Did You Know?” below and decide which is your favorite!

The Bible Series and CeeLo Green

I love this first video which shows scenes from Mary and Jesus’s life. (You might want to preview first before showing to younger children.)

Mary Did You Know – Incredible Footage From The Bible (ft. CeeLo Green) from thebibleseries on GodTube.


Next is an a cappella (voices only) version by the group Pentatonix:

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Mark Lowry and Voctave

Finally, listen to a version sung by Mark Lowry, the man who wrote the words for “Mary, Did You Know?.” He sings a solo and is backed up by the cappella group Voctave.

Download the Mary, Did You Know 15-Minute Music Lesson 4-page printable pack for free here: 


  • coloring page
  • word find
  • crossword puzzle
  • “listen and draw” page

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