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Mother’s Evening Prayer

John Gilmore  •  Digital Sheet Music (DSM)


A new musical arrangement of a Mary Baker Eddy’s comforting, uplifting poem.

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  • Medium-Low  –  Key of G Major

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Mother’s Evening Prayer
Music by John Gilmore
Words by Mary Baker Eddy

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 out 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 mine, and all.

O make me flad for every scalding tear,
For hope deferred, in gratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear No ill,
Since God is good and loss is gain.

Beneath the shadow of his mighty wing;
In that 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 after smile earth’s teardrops gain,
And mother finds her home and heavenly rest.

Copyright 2005 Johnny Rand Music Publishing
Words used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection

Copyright 2005 Johnny Rand Music Publishing Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection