Dear Lady of Fatima / Our Lady of Fatima

This hymn was written by Irish-American housewife Gladys Gollahon.

 Recordings in the 1950s by Red Foley, Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen, were popular.

 Although it did not feature in mainsteam hymnals, sheet music was published in 1950s. It is our of print today, although second hand copies are sometimes available on Amazon.

The song is  often sung with a key change between the 2nd and 3rd verses.




Ave Maria, Ave Maria The heavens were opened
Our Lady appeared at Fatima one day
To tell us again of the great need for prayer
As Her children we answer this way.

Dear Lady of Fatima,
We come on bended knee,
To beg Your intercession,
For peace and unity.
Dear Mary, won't You show us,
The right and shining way,
We pledge our love and offer You,
A Rosary each day.

You promised at Fatima,
Each time that You appeared,
To help us if we pray to You,
To banish war and fear.

Dear Lady, on First Saturdays,
We ask Your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.

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  1. Is the song Our Lady of Fatima by Gladys H. in the public domain; can anyone
    record it??

    1. I'm afraid I don't know: in the USA, it will depend on whether the copyright was registered and renewed at appropriate times. In other countries, it will depend on how long it has been since Gladys' death (I don't know if she's still alive or not).

      If you want to make a commercial recording, it would be best to consult a lawyer or other copyright expert. (Advice given here is general only: it it not legal advice.)


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