Like as a Mother God Comforteth His Children

This hymn invokes the image of God as a mother.

The words were written by American Christian Scientist, music teacher and hymn-writer, Maria Louise Baum (1867-1941).

It was first published in the Christian Science Hymnal in 1932.

With meter, tunes it is set to include:
  • CONSOLATION (Mendelssohn) by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) - the original tune that the text was set to
  • SOLACE (Montgomery) by Suzanne Montgomery (2017)


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Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:


Like as a mother, God comforteth His children;
Comfort is calm, that bids all tumult cease;
Comfort is hope and courage for endeavour,
Comfort is love, whose home abides in peace.

Love is true solace and giveth joy for sorrow,
O, in that light, all earthly loss is gain;
Joy must endure, Love's giving is forever;
Life is of God, whose radiance cannot wane.

O holy presence, that stills all our demanding,
O love of God, that needs but to be known!
Heaven is at hand, when thy pure touch persuades us,
Comfort of God, that seeks and finds His own.

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