595. Shall we not love thee, Mother dear

1 Shall we not love thee, Mother dear,
whom Jesus loves so well,
and to his glory, year by year
thy praise and honour tell?

2 Thee did he choose from whom to take
true flesh, his flesh to be;
in it to suffer for our sake,
and by it make us free.

3 O wondrous depth of love divine,
that he should bend so low;
and, Mary, O what joy was thine
the Saviour's love to know.

4 Joy to be mother of the Lord,
yet thine the truer bliss,
in ev'ry thought and deed and word
to be for ever his.

5 Now in the realm of life above
close to thy Son thou art,
while on thy soul glad streams of love
flow from his sacred heart.

6 Jesu, the Virgin's holy Son,
praise we thy mother blest;
grant when our earthly course is run,
life with the saints at rest.

Text Information
First Line: Shall we not love thee, Mother dear
Title: Shall we not love thee, Mother dear
Author: Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Final Hymn
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: CM
Key: G Major

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