Faith

Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers.

Pictured in today’s photo is Charlene Haynes with her great, great granddaughter Harper who was born on her 90th birthday. Charlene is a sweet, Godly woman who is leaving a spiritual inheritance to her family as she shares God’s everlasting love with several generations.

Faith of Our Mothers

Faith of our mothers, living still
In cradle song and bedtime prayer;
In nursery lore and fireside love,
Thy presence still pervades the air:
Faith of our mothers, living faith!
We will be true to thee to death.

Faith of our mothers, loving faith,
Fount of our childhood’s trust and grace,
Oh, may thy consercration prove
Source of a finer, nobler race:
Faith of our mothers, living faith,
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
For youthful longing, youthful doubt,
How blurred our vision, blind our way,
Thy providential care without:
Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our mothers, Christian faith,
Is truth beyond our stumbling creeds,
Still serve the home and save the Church,
And breathe thy spirit through our deeds:
Faith of our mothers, Christian faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Music: St. Catherine (Walton) arranged by James G. Walton
Lyrics:Arthur B. Patten, 1920
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo Courtesy of Hilary Miller

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