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Mother dear O pray for me

Mother dear, O pray for me
Whilst far from heav’n and thee
I wander in a fragile bark
O’er life’s tempestuous sea.
O Virgin Mother, from thy throne,
So bright in bliss above.
Protect thy child and cheer my path
With thy sweet smile of love.

Mother dear, remember me!
And never cease thy care,
‘Till in heaven eternally,
Thy love and bliss I share.

Mother dear, O pray for me
Should pleasure’s siren lay
E’er tempt thy child to wander far
From Virtue’s path away.
When thorns beset life’s devious way,
And darkling waters flow
Then, Mary, aid thy weeping child,
Thyself a mother show.

Mother dear, O pray for me
When all seems full of cheer,
That I may all my danger see,
For surely then ’tis near.
A Mother’s help I, then, most need
For baleful is the ray
That paints with gold the flow’ry mead
Which blossoms in my way.