996. L. M. H. Bacon. Influence of Christian Woman. Matt.26:13.
1 |Where'er my Gospel is proclaimed,
Through the long ages yet to be,
There shall this deed of love be named
Which she this hour hath done for me.|
2 Lord, while our eyes on Mary rest,
And see the precious perfume poured,
With thrilling power our thoughts invest
The sacred record of thy word.
3 We bring to God, in thy dear name,
The tribute of our grateful praise.
For many a deed, unknown to fame,
Where woman her true homage pays.
4 The wife, the mother, sister, friend, --
All holy may her influence be!
The sweetness of her kindness blend
With Temperance, Truth, and Charity.
5 Oh not a work is wrought in vain
Where love like Mary's fills the heart;
Memorials of that love remain,
A sacred influence to impart.