Mother, Tell Me the Story
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    Mother, Tell Me the Story

    Tenderly

    Sing parts separately, then combined using D.S. al fine.

    1. (Child) Mother*, tell me the story that I love to hear.

    Tell me of heaven and why I came here.

    Mother, tell how you love me, and gently speak,

    And then I’ll go to sleep.

    2. (Mother) Child, I am here.

    Can you feel that heaven is near?

    Sleep, sleep; a lovewatch I’ll keep

    To protect you through the night.

    3. (Child) Mother, tell me of Jesus and how he is near.

    Tell how he loves me, and I will not fear.

    Mother, tell how his Spirit brings comfort and peace,

    And then I’ll go to sleep.

    4. (Mother) Child, he is there.

    In his love you never need fear.

    Sleep, sleep; a lovewatch he’ll keep

    To protect you through the night.

    *Alternate word: daddy

    Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938

    © 1983 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.