Sunday, May 11, 2014

For My Mother

With much love to my dear mother....

A Prayer for a Mother's Birthday
Henry Van Dyke

Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother's love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear, while for my own
Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer.

Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me;
And may she know, from day to day,
The deepening glow of Life that comes from Thee.

As once upon her breast
Fearless and well content I lay,
So let her heart, on Thee at rest,
Feel fears depart and troubles fade away.

Her every wish fulfill;
And even if Thou must refuse
In anything, let Thy wise will
A comfort bring such as kind mothers use.

Ah, hold her by the hand,
As once her hand held mine;
And though she may not understand
Life's winding way, lead her in peace divine.

I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given;
But Thou, love's Lord, wilt not forget
Her due reward,--bless her in earth and heaven.

 Sonnets are Full of Love
Christina Rossetti

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome

Has many sonnets: so here now shall be

One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me

To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,

To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee

I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;

Whose service is my special dignity,

And she my loadstar while I go and come

And so because you love me, and because

I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath

 Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:

In you not fourscore years can dim the flame

Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws

Of time and change and mortal life and death.

Miss Melody Muffin


  1. That was sweet! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

  2. Those were beautiful, Melody!! Hope your mom has a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

  3. What is it about Mother's Day posts that makes me almost cry?? Thanks, Lody -- this reminded me of my Grandma as well as my mom.

  4. I was much too emotional to leave a comment yesterday when I read these.

    Many thanks to a beautiful daughter. For once you left me speechless.....but only for a while! =)


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