Scripture Verse

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. Isaiah 66:13

Introduction

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Les Joies d’une Mère
William Bouguereau (1825–1905)

Words: Er­nest F. Mc­Gre­gor, 1925.

Music: Ma­ter Ar­thur De­pew, 1925 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of McGregor (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Arthur Depew
(1869–1940)

Lyrics

O blessèd day of motherhood!
We lift our hearts in praise,
To thank the Source of every good:
Thy joy crowns all our days.
O God, our Father, bless this day,
Enrich its golden store
Of blessèd mother love, and may
Thy children Thee adore.

O gracious day of motherhood!
Our faith, by God increased,
Hath each alluring foe withstood;
Our souls He hath released.
O God, our Father, bless this day,
Enrich its golden store
Of gracious mother love, and may
Thy children Thee adore.

O precious day of motherhood!
Teach us in Christ to find
The greater gifts of brotherhood;
Bring peace to all mankind.
O God, our Father, bless this day,
Enrich its golden store
Of precious mother love, and may
Thy children Thee adore.

O wondrous day of motherhood!
Thy love to all abound;
Beside the cross once Mary stood;
Again let love be crowned.
O God, our Father, bless this day,
Enrich its golden store
Of wondrous mother love, and may
Thy children Thee adore.