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See, Where A Tender Mother Fondly Bends

See, where a tender mother fondly bends

Translator: Jane E. Arnold; Author: H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864
Tune: LONGWOOD (Barnby)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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And then a Father’s guiding hand withdrawn?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

Translator: Jane E. Arnold

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Author: H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864

Rv Henri Abraham Cesar Malan, 1787-1864. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, into a bourgeois family that moved to Switzerland to escape religious persecution during the French Revolution, he attended the university in Marseilles, France, intending to become a businessman. Although having some grounding in religious faith by his mother, he decided to attend the Academy at Geneva (founded by Calvin) in preparation for ministry. He was ordained in 1810, after being appointed a college master (teaching Latin) in 1809. Malan was in accord with the National Church of Geneva as a Unitarian, but the Reveil Movement caused him to become a dissident (evangelical) instead of a proponent of the Reformed Church (believing works, not faith, was what mattere… Go to person page >

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First Line: See, where a tender mother fondly bends
Title: See, Where A Tender Mother Fondly Bends
Translator: Jane E. Arnold
Author: H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Source: French
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10699
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