Hear thy children, gentlest Mother
Hear thy children, gentlest Mother. Francis Stanfield* (1835-1914).
This was the first of two hymns for children by Stanfield, written in the same four stanzas, and in the same metre. The other was ‘Hear thy children, gentle Jesus’*. The present (earlier) hymn was published in his Catholic Hymns (1858, 1860):
Hear thy children, gentlest Mother, Prayerful hearts to thee arise; Hear us while our evening Ave Soars beyond the starry skies.
Darkling shadows fall around us, Stars their silent watches keep; Hush the heart oppressed with sorrow Dry the tears of those who weep.
Hear, sweet Mother, hear the weary, Borne upon life’s troubled sea; Gentle guiding Star of Ocean,. Lead thy...
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