Gracious Savior, who didst honor womankind

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1 Gracious Savior, who didst honor
Womankind as woman’s son;
Very man, though God begotten,
And with God the Father One;
Grant that womanhood may be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

2 Jesus, Son of human mother,
Bless our motherhood, we pray;
Give us grace to lead our children,
Draw them to Thee day by day;
May our sons and daughters be
Dedicated, Lord, to Thee.

3 Thou who didst with Joseph labor,
Nor didst humble work disdain,
Grant we may Thy footsteps follow
Patiently through toil or pain;
May our quiet home-life be
Lived, O Lord, in Thee, to Thee.

4 Thou who didst go forth in sorrow,
Toiling for the souls of men,
Thou who shalt draw all men to Thee,
Though despised, rejected then;
Humble though our influence be,
Use it in the world for Thee.

Amen.

Source: Hymns for the Living Church #530

Author: Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff

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First Line: Gracious Savior, who didst honor womankind
Author: Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff

Tune

MOTHERHOOD (White)


KOMM, O KOMM, DU GEIST DES LEBENS


ST. THOMAS (Wade)

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The Cyber Hymnal #2061
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