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Mother’s Evening Prayer

Andrew D. Brewis  •  Digital Sheet Music


This beautiful, lyrical solo setting of the much-loved poem by Mary Baker Eddy is a restful, heartfelt, intimate prayer. Arranged for piano and voice with instrumental countermelody.
Price includes parts for 3 musicians.

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  • Medium  –  Key of Bb Major

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    Bb Major
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    A3 – Bb4
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Mother’s Evening Prayer

Words by Mary Baker Eddy

O gentle presence, peace and joy and pow’r;
O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestling’s falt’ring 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 mine, and all.

O make me glad for ev’ry scalding tear,
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for ev’ry 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 aftersmile earth’s teardrops gain,
And mother finds her home and heav’nly rest.

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