Mother of Mine – A Hymn for the Assumption

A cry from a manger awakens the night,
an angelic promise now come into light.
The Mother is there, and she comforts her Child
’til His cry is tender, His suffering mild.
Then closing His eyes, in that moment blest
the Infant of Bethlehem slumbers at rest.
And holding her Jesus close to her heart,
for ever she loves Him, and never will part.
Mother of God, thy Son we adore;
Mother of mine, be near evermore.

A cry from a hill far from home fills the air;
a crucified Lord they behold in despair.
But Mother is there as His journey is done,
His suffering ended, His victory won.
His eyes now are closed; the moment is blest,
as Christ’s holy Body now slumbers at rest.
And holding her Jesus close to her heart,
for ever she loves Him, and never will part.
Mother of God, thy Son we adore;
Mother of mine, be near evermore.

A cry of a miracle! Dry all your eyes!
He rises in glory, ascends to the skies!
He sends back His Spirit, that life-giving breath,
to say far and wide: O Man, fear not death!

In a land far away, as the years roll ahead,
the Lord’s loved disciple sits down by a bed.
The Mother is there, but is ready to leave,
full trusting in hopes that we scarce can conceive.
And closing her eyes, in that moment blest,
immaculate Mary slumbers at rest.
And taking His Mother close to His Heart,
for ever He loves her, and never will part.
Mother of God, how your Son shall adore!
Mother of mine, so shall we evermore,
for Jesus has crowned your immaculate heart
and never your soul from your body will part!
Queen over Heaven and Earth, we adore;
Mother of mine, be near evermore.

Copyright DJS 2013

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