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What is Man?

Rebecca Minor  •  Digital Sheet Music

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A gentle and lyrical musical setting based upon Mary Baker Eddy’s definition of Man in the chapter entitled “Recapitulation”. The text reiterates the lovely idea of man being made “in the image and the likeness of our Father-Mother-God”.

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What is Man?
Lyrics based upon the words of Mary Baker Eddy
Music by Rebecca Minor

Man, what is man?
Not a product of the dust and sod
But made in the image and the likeness
Of our Father Mother God.

Man is not brain,
Merely matter, blood and bone and skin
But pure, never fallen
Can’t inherit the capacity to sin

Creative power is not our own
We’re the idea of Love alone
Forever we are spiritual
For God and real man are inseparable

Now let us see
In each other and ourselves as well
This perfect concept
Where the kingdom of our God will ever dwell
Where the kingdom of our God will ever dwell

Man, what is man?
Not a product of the dust and sod
But made in the image and the likeness
Of our Father Mother God.

Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection