1 See, where a tender mother fondly bends,
With sweet affection o’er her first-born child!
And even thus our Father’s care extends
O’er all on whom His saving grace hath smiled.
2 Can He withdraw that everlasting love,
Which on His own redeemèd ones hath shone?
Or can that free, exhaustless grace remove
From those whom He hath chosen in His Son?
3 Shall the belovèd child His grace hath sealed,
Like a sad orphan dwell on earth forlorn?
Or would the way of life have been revealed,
And then a Father’s guiding hand withdrawn?
4 O child of God! confide in simple faith
In Him who watches o’er thee from the skies;
Sweetly repose on all thy Savior saith,
And still to Him lift up thy longing eyes.
5 Gracious Redeemer! teach my waiting heart
To trust in Thee, when anxious cares assail;
Thy voice of love can bid all grief depart,
My heavenly Shepherd’s care can never fail.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10699
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10699||See, Where A Tender Mother Fondly Bends||See, where a tender mother fondly bends||LONGWOOD||Jane E. Arnold; H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864||10.10.10.10||French; Tr.: <cite>Lyra Evangelica</cite> (London: John F. Shaw, 1866)|