Top Ten Mary Songs

Nick Alexander here... The votes have been tallied and counted, and according to the community of Top Catholic Songs, this is the list for the Top Songs of Mary. Each of these songs express a particular devotion to Mary, or are songs based out of her words from Scripture. The key to Marian songs, of course, is to honor her as one would honor one's own mother, but not to the level of worship (reserved for God only). It was her "Yes," after all, that opened the door for Jesus to come into the world, that, in turn, opened the door for salvation for all humanity.

  1. Queen of Heaven by Mark Mallett

    You, you are the Queen of Heaven And we honor you ‘Cause you, you said “I will”, to the Father For all of us and you You take our prayers And you wrap them in your mantle of love Ya, you lead us to The only Son of God our Lord above O blessed are you among women O and blessed is the fruit of your womb
  2. Mary's Song by Sean Clive
    We need to imitate Mary in her acceptance of God’s love and complete surrender of herself to the Maker of all things. Do we praise God enough for the good things He has done for us? I don’t. Not nearly enough for so many gifts. (Luke 1:26-56)
  3. Hail Mary, Gentle Woman by Gretchen Harris
    This popular song by Carey Landry has such beautiful, gentle lyrics ... I love how our Blessed Mother is called "Peaceful Dove!" My ministry is Marian, with the desire to encourage Marian devotion and in turn inspire more frequent prayer of the Rosary, all in hopes of consoling our Blessed Mother.
  4. Medjugorje by Paul Harrigan
    Our Blessed Mother Mary got a hold of my sick heart and brought me to her Son Jesus, our Divine Physician. And He has healed me! Please visit my YouTube page to view my EWTN performance of "Medjugorje."
  5. Mary (Magnificat) by Fr. Kent O'Connor It is based on the words that Mary speaks to Elizabeth at the Visitation. It is a duet with myself and a good friend, Steve Courtney. I wanted a version of the Magnificat that was a bit more upbeat than the versions that I often hear. Originally written a little more "rowdy," it was re-arranged, and now it is a song that starts gently but slowly builds to a joyful end. I also wanted to stay very close lyrically to the version that I pray every evening.
  6. Do Whatever Tells You by Nick Cardilino

    I originally wrote this song back in 2000 in celebration of the beatification of Fr. Chaminade, who founded the Marianists. "Do Whatever He Tells You" became Fr. Chaminade's motto and the way he tried to live. Mary's spirit of obedience to God's will was how he sought to live out his life. So, my hope in writing this song is to encourage all of us to turn to Mary as a model of true discipleship.
  7. Song to Our Lady of Guadalupe by Annie Karto
    From the popular melody "Lord You Have Come to the Seashore" are beautiful lyrics honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of America. Trumpets and acoustic guitar add a Mexican flair.
  8. Ode to Mary by Mark Mallett

    When I was born many years ago You were there to greet my cry Fruit of my mother’s womb You became the Mother of my life I was baptized, beneath your eyes With the Father, Spirit and your Son Full of grace... I turned my face O your work had just begun Hail Mary, Hail Mary, Mary mother to me Hail Mary, Hail Mary, you are the Queen of my life
  9. Ave Maria by Trish Foti Genco
    Classic rendition of the Bach/Gounod. A favorite of mine to sing.
  10. Queen of Apostles by Nancy Krebs
    This song won the EWTN Marian Song Contest in 2004, and went on to represent the U.S. in the XX World Festival of Marian Songs in Guatemala. I went there to sing it, and the song came in 5th among 24 nations. It was a great honor and a thrill to be there and to see how people from all over the region loved this festival in honor of the Blessed Mother.

Feel free to check out these excellent songs, and to deepen your devotion to Our Lady for this year.

Comments

I just want to ask if you

I just want to ask if you know the title of the songs with the lyrics:

Mary Queen of Angels and the stars above the light to shine our way from the darkness of the night
Mary you're the one to whom we give our hearts
Teach us to pray and to speak our parts

You're the queen of the universe
you're the shoulder of all creatures of the world
You're the woman of all the earth
oh loving mother pray for us

it's "Queen of the Universe"

it's "Queen of the Universe"

the titli of that song is

the titli of that song is "MARY QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE"

please help... it was a song

please help...
it was a song my grandmother used to sing. and forgive me, i do not know all of the lyrics...

oh mary my mother, of thee do i sing.
all of afflictions i hasten to thee

there was also something in there about gentle and pure.
any help would be greatly appreciated.

We used to sing that in

We used to sing that in church when I was a child and it always comforted me so much. In my memory the second line was "in all my afflictions, I hasten to thee". Hope this helps.

The closest I could find is this:

O Mary, My Mother So Tender

O Mary, my Mother so tender, so sweet,
In all my afflictions, I run to thy feet;
Thy heart is so gentle, so loving, so mild,
Thou canst not reject thy poor suppliant child.

O holy Mary, let me come,
Soon to be happy with thee in thy home.

O Mary, my Mother, I long so to see
The glory thy Son has bestowed upon thee;
That Heaven of glory, so purely thine own
The reward which thy spotless purity won.

O holy Mary, let me come,
Soon to be happy with thee in thy home.

O Mary, my Mother, sweet Mother most mild,
Remember how Jesus bequeathed me thy child;
Secure me 'midst dangers from enemies free,
And lead me at death up to Jesus and thee.

O holy Mary, let me come,
Soon to be happy with thee in thy home.

CYRIL VALE

Oh mary my mother, of thee do

Oh mary my mother, of thee do I sing
In all my afflictions I hasten to thee
Thy heart is so gentle, so loving, so mild
Thou cans't not reject thy suppliant child.

My grandma sang it too <3

Please Help... i don't know

Please Help...

i don't know what is the title of this song because i just listened it on the radio...

here's the lyrics:

Maria, oh most beautiful one
we honor you today , to you we've come to pray
Oh Maria, oh beautiful one

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

Do you know the lyrics

Do you know the lyrics written by a Jesuit to the tune of Lo How a rose E'er Blooming which begins
Hail Mary more than telling thou art most full of grace?

I would add what is commonly

I would add what is commonly known at the Scottish Magnificant. It's a very singable song by the gathered community and also in the quiet of vespers or Eucharistic Adoration. I found this clip on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6lPy3cWQY

I am looking for a country

I am looking for a country song, probably at least 8-10 years old or more. It was written by a female country artist, and a male country singer was so taken that either he asked her or he added a second verse. The original was sung as if Mary singing, wondering if she had known would she have said yes. The added verse by the male artist was song from Joseph's perspective.

I know it's not Breath of Heaven, but it had some words similar to breath on me, of breath of God or something like that. I've been looking for it for years!

Thanks
Deb

Could it be Mary Did you

Could it be Mary Did you Know.

Hi. I'm searching for a

Hi.

I'm searching for a recording of AS THE RAIN RUSHES DOWN. This is a version of the Magnificat and I do have the lyrics but have forgotten the tune. If anyone can send me an MP3 or a link to where I can hear it, I'd be so grateful. I want to teach it to our choir. Thanks! Happy Easter!

Gem

I am looking for a song that

I am looking for a song that was sung at my wedding day to the Blessed Mother.
I thought it was called the Magnificant. However when I see the verses they don't look right. Here is part of the song

As the rain rushes down and the earth blossums forth I can hear all throughout the land of the fair young virgin mary.

I could have missed a few words.

I think the lyrics go: when

I think the lyrics go: when the rain rushes down and the earth blossoms forth and the wind caresses every tree, I can hear the turtle dove singing all throughout the land of the fair young virgin Mary. I don't remember the title, though.

Hello, my question is this.

Hello, my question is this. I'm looking for the lyrics to this one song and I know the title called "queen of heaven" I don't know who wrote it but I sang it in college. It start off going " queen of heaven blessed may thou be for godes son Bourne hewas of thee" I really like it but I don't see anyone actually singing it and I believe it is a catholic song. Why is that?

I am looking for a song The

I am looking for a song The Guardian of Mary sung by the Josephites.

Thank You

Unborn Butterfly Richard

Unborn Butterfly
Richard Q'zeromen c. 2013

You're sitting in a room looking at the wallpaper
and the water from the ceilin' is fallin' down like rain
and Its insane
Its insane

You've got your hand on your belly and thinkin' of the unborn child
and the water from your body is about to break
and Its insane
Its insane

In the womb of a woman, God, plants seeds
In the womb of a woman, God, will bleed

You're sitting in a room and wondering what its all about
and its nothin' that a pen can ever cross out

Its just insane
Its insane

Yes, where living in a world that's drivin' in the fast lane
and nobody wants to stop and explain
Yes- its insane
Its all insane

In the womb of a woman, God, plants seeds
In the womb of a woman, God, will bleed

A Butterfly unborn, is a child of Jerusalem
A Butterfly's no thorn, it just wants to be born
It just wants to be born

You've got your hand on your belly thinking it's just a mistake
You can hear the rattlin' sound of the Devil's evil snake
Its all insane
Its insane

You're writing on a pad and thinkin' of the things you'll need
but can you trust yourself to believe in Jesus Christ
Its not insane
Its not insane

In the womb of a woman, God, plants seeds
In the womb of a woman, God, will bleed

A Butterfly unborn, is a child of Jerusalem
A Butterfly's no thorn, it just wants to be born
It just wants to be born

Repeat Chorus

I am looking for a the words

I am looking for a the words to a song that goes:
Hail Mary Queen & throne above .........
Hail Mother of mercy & of love ..........
Sing with us sweet seraphim ..........
.................
................. Regina

Hail Holy Queen enthroned

Hail Holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria
it's the Salve Regina

you can find full lyrics at godsongs.net

have a blessed day!

i really love christian songs

i really love christian songs specially Mama Mary Songs.. Thank you for posting songs like this...

This is one of my favorite

This is one of my favorite sites which I regularly visit. I love listening to the Christian devotional songs that I get from your site. Top Ten Mary songs were just fantastic. Thanks for sharing the songs. Please keep posting.

The words of the Hymn to Our

The words of the Hymn to Our Lady "O Mary, My Mother So Tender" is so beautiful - would you know where I may find the keyboard/sheet music for this please??
Many thanks

I am looking for lyrics for a

I am looking for lyrics for a song one of my clients (I'm a home care provider) would like me to find to play at her funeral. She thinks the name of it is 'Oh My Blessed Mother Mary'
It was played at a Polska Mass at St. Agatha's in St. Louis.

PLEASE HELP! There is a song

PLEASE HELP!

There is a song I am looking for and it goes

"Gently, she carries, her babe in her arms
Holding, pure light and love
....
She was told, she would be
......"

That's all I can remember but its about how Mary held Jesus after he was taken off the cross."
It's really incredible and it would mean the world if I could find it.

Re: "Gently, she carries her

Re: "Gently, she carries her babe in her arms..."

I wish I could find that song, too. It sounds very nice. Let us know if you track it down.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Hey im looking for the gospel

Hey im looking for the gospel song were it goes like this...
"Hail mary , queen of flowers to you we offer our love song.........."
I remember singing it when i was a kid at my school.. It was sung by a lady and a man (duet) i believe the man singing it was MAnny lapingcao..

I heard it sung by him also

I heard it sung by him also back when i was still in my elementary years. Been looking for the lyrics in the internet.. and found this link.. it's a really beautiful song i believe he's the one who composed it also.

Hi there. I am looking for a

Hi there. I am looking for a non-classical, non-Latin version of Stabat Mater or another song that reflects Mary's sorrow at the Cross. Basically, I don't want to do any of the traditional ones because they're a bit out of my range. Does anyone know of such a song? I have found a couple, but nothing I am particularly attached to. I need it in the next few weeks, if possible. Thank you.

Hi, Valerie. I have asked our

Hi, Valerie. I have asked our topcatholicsongs group if they have any suggestions. I hope we can come up with some suggestions!

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Hi Valerie, I'm confused. Do

Hi Valerie,

I'm confused. Do you need a recording, or do you need music notation? And could the Stabat Mater have it's key lowered to accommodate you?

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