Personal Reflections - Mothers

MOTHERS' DAY HYMN
The following Mothers' Day Hymn was written by Rev. George E. Atkinson, service secretary of the Y. M. C. A., San Jose, California. It is a good one and we think you could use it to advantage this year. It was composed in 1916 when Mr. Atkinson was pastor. Since then he has served in war work and his experiences have only deepened the conviction expressed in these lines: 

Faith of our Mothers, living still
In all things beautiful and bright: 
Yea, nobly will we do God's will.
And live our lives as in his sight. 

Faith of our Mothers, Living Faith, 
We will be true to thee till death. 

Faith of our Mothers, living still 
In strong sons' lives and words of praise 
We humbly own our debt to thee. 
And love thee as in former days. 

Faith of our Mothers, conquering Faith, 
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our Mothers, living still 
In deeds of love and service strong, 
We gladly pledge our strength to thee 
To soothe the sorrows, right the wrong. 

Faith of our Mothers, saving Faith, 
We will be true to thee till death. 

Faith of our Mothers, living still 
In words and truths that ne'er can die, 
Thy sons and daughters ever dear 
Shall claim the faith that brings God nigh, 

Faith of our Mothers, holy Faith, 
We will be true to thee till death. 
(Copyright, 1916, by Geo. E. Atkinson)

Mother's Prayer Time
Then while she darns the children's socks,
She prays for little tumbling feet;
Each folded pair within its box
Fits faith's bright sandals, sure and fleet.

While washing out, with mother pains
Small dusty suits and frocks and slips,
She prays that God may cleanse the stains,
From little hands, and hearts, and lips.

And when she breaks the fragrant bread,
Or pours a portion in each cup,
For grace to keep their spirit's fed,
Her mother-heart is lifted up.

O busy ones, whose souls grow faint,
Whose tasks seem longer than the day,
It doesn't take a cloistered saint
To find a little time to pray.

 

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