A Prayer For A Mother's Birthday Poem by Henry Van Dyke

A Prayer For A Mother's Birthday

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Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother's love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear, while for my own
Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer.

Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me;
And may she know, from day to day,
The deepening glow of Life that comes from Thee.

As once upon her breast
Fearless and well content I lay,
So let her heart, on Thee at rest,
Feel fears depart and troubles fade away.

Her every wish fulfill;
And even if Thou must refuse
In anything, let Thy wise will
A comfort bring such as kind mothers use.

Ah, hold her by the hand,
As once her hand held mine;
And though she may not understand
Life's winding way, lead her in peace divine.

I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given;
But Thou, love's Lord, wilt not forget
Her due reward,- bless her in earth and heaven.

Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: mother
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Akhtar Jawad 06 December 2016

An amazing poem, the reader after reading this poem becomes so sentimental and starts thinking about his own mother.

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Rajnish Manga 04 December 2016

An emotional tribute to a mother and a humble prayer seeking peace for her in this world as well as in her afterlife. Great poem. Thanks.

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Adeeb Alfateh 18 June 2019

a great tribute writing on mother's birthday

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Adeeb Alfateh 18 June 2019

great Her every wish fulfill; And even if Thou must refuse In anything, let Thy wise will A comfort bring such as kind mothers use. Ah, hold her by the hand, As once her hand held mine; And though she may not understand Life's winding way, lead her in peace divine. great poem great write, great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Pamanita 02 July 2018

Love this

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gold rotimi 11 December 2017

i love my mum,mommy u re wonderful

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Tapan M. Saren 01 May 2017

What a striking poem. Love it.

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Henry Van Dyke

Henry Van Dyke

Germantown, Pennsylvania
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