A mother's silent prayer (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A Mother's Silent Prayer

Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano, flute (optional)

First published:


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Original text and translations

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She calls upon the Father of creation
With every act of kindness for our sake
She seeks his grace to guard and guide her children
To raise us up in righteousness and strengthen us in faith

And as each labor of her love becomes an offering
Gifts upon the altar of her home
He hears her silent prayer and labors with her there
To mold our hearts; to shape our very souls

Every selfless deed is her petition
That bears aloft a fervent wordless plea
And like a prayer ascending into heaven
Every quiet sacrifice entreats him silently
(Repeat Chorus)

Each word of hope or counsel
Each sorrow that she shares
Each comfort that she offers
Is a mother's silent prayer

Of high estate or poor and lowly station
'mid mortal praise or by the world unknown
Every work of motherhood's devotion
Rises up to plead for her before the Father's throne.
(Repeat Chorus)