1 Today we bring our thankful hearts,
For all a mothering love imparts:
For those who gave us life and breath,
For love that’s stronger far than death.
 
2 For kindness, patience, warmth and care,
For each embrace, each tear, each prayer, 
Each word of peace, each healing touch,
These simple gifts which mean so much.
 
3 We look to you, our mothering Lord,
Who knows love’s cost, and love’s reward,
Your passion fiercer than the grave,
Love for the world you came to save.

words © Ally Barrett / Jubilate, administered by Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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for mothering Sunday, to the folk tune ‘O Waly Waly’