Immaculate Conception

Story Behind the Song: Imagine

Imagine
by Nancy Krebs

Looking at a newborn baby, nestled in your arms;
you can’t believe how perfect she is, you can’t believe her charms.
Imagine that this child you hold would someday grow to be
the Mother of your God, the Lord of you and me.
That’s what happened long ago in a country far away.
Two people watched their little girl at work, at home, at play.
She always did her best, she did what she was told;
a child so very perfect, they never had to scold.

They never imagined, how could they imagine
what her future was to be, the glories she would see.
They never imagined, really imagined
that all hope would begin with their child
who was born without sin.

As she was growing up, her kindness knew no bound
The room just seemed to light up whenever she was around.
There was no single virtue that she did not possess;
there was no single sin that she would need to confess.
When she was fully grown an angel came to her.
Bringing her the message and the honor God would confer.
She would be the Mother of the Son of God no less.
The plan would unfold with her simple answer “yes”.

She never imagined, how could she imagine?
What her future was to be, the glories she would see.
We never imagined, really imagined;
our salvation would begin with this child
who was born without sin.
What a life she did begin
this child who was born without sin.

Gretchen Harris' Sing of Mary

As a way of honoring Mary, this iMix is made up of songs from the CD Sing of Mary by Gretchen Harris. The selections are part traditional, part contemporary, but all are a heart-felt tribute to the Blessed Mother!