204Mother, Tell Me the StoryTenderlySing 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 keepTo 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 keepTo protect you through the night.*Alternate word: daddyWords and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938© 1983 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.