As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.@Isaiah 66:13
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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

William M. Runyan (1870-1957).

Beatitudo John B. Dykes, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William M. Runyan (1870-1957)
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Maternal Affection
Adolphe Jourdan (1825-1889)

Like as a mother comforteth
O words of gentle worth!
So will I comfort you, declares
The Lord of all the earth.

He bends in faithful watchfulness;
He slumbers not nor sleeps;
Above His trusting child the Lord
A constant vigil keeps.

He patient is, as mothers are
Who love their children well;
Our faults and failings He forgives;
His mercies—who can tell!

Like as a mother, grant, O God,
This likeness e’er may be
A holy symbol to declare
The love that dwells in Thee.