Mother at Your Feet is Kneeling

This hymn is one of the earliest vernacular hymns used in popular devotions in Catholic churches in America. It is attributed to "Sister SC". It does not appear to have been published in any hymnals, but was frequently used (sung by a soloist) at pre-Vatican II weddings and funerals. The composition date is unknown: sheet music was clearly published in the 1940/50s, but it is possibly older still, based on the ages of some (often now deceased) people who remember it from their childhood.

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Mother at your feet is kneeling,
One who loves you 'tis your child
Who has sought so oft to see you.
Bless me Mother, bless your child.
Mother, when my Jesus calls me
From this world so dark and drear;
From the wily snares of Satan,
Shield me Mother, Mother dear.

Dearest Mother, tell my Jesus,
How I love Him fond and true;
And oh Mary, dearest Mother,
Tell Him I belong to you.

Plead for me when Jesus judges,
Answer for me when He asks;
How I spent so many moments
How perform so many tasks.
Mary, oh my dearest Mother
May it e'er to me be giv'n;
As on earth I fondly love Thee
So, to love Thee still in Heav'n .

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