The Mother’s Prayer [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).]

The Mother’s Prayer

Low before the Holy Altar
Where the faithful knelt in prayer,
Long and earnestly a mother
Pleaded for the son she bare.
“Jesus, Lord, in mercy keep him
Through all danger safe and free,
Yet, should fear of death come o’er him,
Grant him, then, Thy Face to see.”

L. E. Homfray, ‘Somewhere in France’, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1917?]

Editor’s notes:
o’er = over (pronounced the same as “oar”, “or”, and “ore”)

Old spelling in the original text:
thy (your)

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