Shall we not love thee, mother dearAuthor: H. W. Baker
Published in 10 hymnals
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.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #595
Shall we not love thee, Mother dear. Sir H. W. Baker. [Blessed Virgin Mary.] Written for and first appeared in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and again, after revision, in the revised edition, 1875.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #595||Shall we not love thee, Mother dear||Shall we not love thee, Mother dear||BEATITUDO||Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877||CM||2000||Final Hymn ||
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #443||Shall we not love thee, Mother dear||CM||1996|
|The New English Hymnal #184||Shall we not love thee, Mother dear||BEATITUDO||H. W. Baker, 1821-77||CM||1986||The Blessed Virgin Mary | ; The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper; Mothering Sunday | ; The Annunciation | March 25th|