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Mothers Evening Prayer

Katrina Wylie  •  Digital Sheet Music


A soft setting, with most of the feeling of the music coming from the first few lines of the poem, “O gentle presence, peace and joy and power”.

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Mother’s Evening Prayer
Words by Mary Baker Eddy
Music by Katrina Wylie

O gentle presence, peace and joy and power
O Life divine that owns each waiting hour
Thou Love that guards the nestling’s faltering flight
Keep thou my child on upward wing tonight.
Love is our refuge, only with mine eye
Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall
His habitation high is here, and nigh
His arm encircles me, and mind, and all.
O make me glad for every scalding tear
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain
Wait and love more for every fear
And fear no ill, since God is good and loss is gain
Beneath the shadow of His might wing
In the sweet secret of the narrow way
Seeking and finding with the angels sing
Lo I am with you alway,
Watch and pray.
No snare, no fowler, pestilence or pain
No night drops down upon the troubled breast
When heaven’s aftersmile earth’s teardrops gain
And mother finds her home and heavenly rest.

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