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Mother’s Evening Prayer (Londonderry Air)

Susan Lindquist

Key:
C
Vocal Range:
Low
Pitch Range:
A4 - E5
Digital Sheet Music PDF
$6.95
Key:
Db
Vocal Range:
Medium
Pitch Range:
Bb3 - F5
Digital Sheet Music PDF
$6.95
Key:
Eb
Vocal Range:
High
Pitch Range:
C4 - G5
Digital Sheet Music PDF
$6.95
Composer:
Susan Lindquist
Lyricist:
Mary Baker Eddy
Publisher:
SLVivace
Instrumentation:
Keyboard/Vocal
Key:
C
,
Db
,
Eb
Vocal Range:
High
,
Low
,
Medium
Vocal Pitch Range:
A4 - E5
,
Bb3 - F5
,
C4 - G5
MP3 Duration:
02:39

Words: Mary Baker Eddy. Music: “Londonderry Air,” arr. by Susan I. Lindquist. © 2003

Lyrics

Mother’s Evening Prayer
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 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 every scalding tear
For hope deferred, ingratitude, 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 flowler, 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 used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection

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