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Help Us Mary

The official music video of my song featuring soloist, Donnie Hammond.

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“Help Us Mary”

Music and Lyrics by E A Alexander
Choral/Cello arrangement by Dan Martin
Recording produced by Dan Martin at Turtle Studios
Soloist:  Donnie Hammond
Inspired by Knotted Grotto by Meg Seligman

This song was inspired by artist Meg Saligman’s installation in honor of the Pope’s 2015 visit to Philadelphia, which is based on his favorite painting, Mary Untier or Undoer of Knots painted by Johann Melchoir Georg Schmittdner in 1700. For more information about this exciting project, visit


Click here for more info about the painting behind the inspiration.


  1. Clare Krishan

    Do you have permission to publish the truely lovely lyrics ? Where could I request them or obtain permission to transcribe them? I have in mind to use it as an activity with home-bound elderly I visit regularly (I am in the habit of using song sheets to entertain them or subtitled YouTube clips) along with some sewing-bee style knot-tying to bring with the more mobile seniors on a visit to add to the grotto? ps FYI I shared your post via

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