|18||Mother Dear, O Pray for Me|
Mother dear, O pray for me, Whilst far from heaven 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'en tempt thy child to wander far From virtue's path away
When thorns beset life's devious way, And darkling waters flow
Then, Mary did thy weeping child Thyself a mother show
Mother dear remember me, &c.
Mother dear, O Pray for me! When all looks bright and fair,
That I may all my dangers see, For surely them 'tis near.
A Mother's prayer how much we need If prosperous be the ray
That paints with gold the flowery mead, Which blossoms in our way.