Like as a Mother Comforteth
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 wells in Thee.