Mary In The Morning

Of all women ever born on this earth, Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, was indeed very blessed. She definitely knew she was after an archangel, Gabriel, appeared to her one day and told her she would be the mother of a special child.

Mary understood Gabriel’s announcement as being her future son would be another “king David” who would re-establish the nation of Israel to its former sovereignty and glory among the nations.

Note Gabriel’s words in Luke 1:30-33…

Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his
kingdom will never end.”

Olivia Hussey played the Virgin Mary in the movie, Jesus of Nazareth (1977).

Mary knew God loved her. From her infancy, God had a special purpose for her. And she was indeed groomed for it.

As she was growing up, God made sure she became aware of the prophecies extant in her day about a coming Messiah whose arrival many around her, including her family, were anticipating.

Early in her life, Mary may have wondered how this Messiah would come into this world – until God’s messenger, Gabriel, appeared before her and made it obvious.

Nevertheless, every morning, every afternoon and every evening, prior to Gabriel’s appearance, as Mary awoke and fulfilled her daily chores, God cherished her with love and affection.

Since the day of her birth, every day, God guided this beautiful child, Mary, to mature to be the mother of His child who would change the world.

The YouTube video song below could probably be the song (with some altering of the lyrics) the Father God sang to Himself and to others in heaven as He watched Mary grow.

He is still singing the melody today, however! Because of His risen Son, Jesus Christ, He is daily watching each of His begotten children in the body of Christ, the church, grow and mature according to the purpose He now has for each.

God and all the hosts in heaven are rejoicing with anticipation for us at this very moment.

God knew us before we were born. And He was delighted when we accepted Jesus into our lives.

So yes, in a way, God is now singing the YouTube video song below.

He sang it when Mary, the future mother of Christ was born. He sang it about Mary when she got up in the morning and when she rested her eyes to sleep in the evening.

Now, He is very likely singing the song about each and every child that He loves. He can sing it about every Christian as only He, being God, can do. How? He is omnipresent. He is everywhere. And He never sleeps. He is always awake.

So, He may have altered the lyrics of the song below somewhat in this manner:

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Teresa in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Gerry in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Robin in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Ron in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Anissa in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Paul in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Jen in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Neil in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Caroline in the morning …

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Peter in the morning …


As we ponder the season of celebrating the birth of Christ, let us praise the God who prepared, nurtured and blessed Mary to be the mother of His Son, Jesus Christ. Let us also ponder how God is loving us in the same manner as He sees us growing up to one day be His holy and blessed eternal bride.


Al Martino (1927 – 2009)

Mary In The Morning
music by – Michael Rashkow, Johnny Cymbal
lyrics by – Michael Rashkow, Johnny Cymbal
sung by – Al Martino
genre – folk, pop
side – “I Love You and You Love Me”
album – Mary In The Morning  (1967)

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the morning
When through a sleepy haze I see her lying there
Soft as the rain that falls on summer flowers
Warm as the sunlight shining on her golden hair,

When I awake and see her there so close beside me
I want to take her in my arms,
The ache is there so deep inside me


Nothin’s quite as pretty as Mary in the morning
Chasing a rainbow in her dreams so far away
And when she turns to touch me
I kiss her face so softly
Then my Mary wakes to love another day,

And Mary’s there
In sunny days or stormy weather
She doesn’t care
`Cause right or wrong the love we share,
We share together

Nothin’s quite as pretty as Mary in the evening
Kissed by the shades of night
And starlight on her hair
And as we walk,
I hold her close beside me
All our tomorrows for a lifetime we will share,




aah-umm (fade)




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As sung by the song’s composer, Johnny Cymbal:


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