Mary, Daring Mother

The Rev. Canon Dr. James M. McPherson

25 March 2017


(Tune: Engelberg)

God ventured all in love, to woo the world;
but who would dare to mother heaven's child?
Courageous Mary ventured all for God: Alleluia!

“So let it be, according to your word”;
then heaven was bound to earth through her consent
and all God’s hopes set on one human cell: Alleluia!

From moulding Jesus through his growing years
to standing by his cross in mother’s tears,
for love, in hope, by faith she persevered: Alleluia!

Pierced by the sword of faithfulness to God
and faithful to her enigmatic son
she pondered deeply how God's plan might run: Alleluia!

And now, O God, you set your hopes on us
to bear Christ’s love afresh into your world;
grant us the grace to venture all for you: Alleluia!

© The Rev. Jim McPherson
Image Michelle Zackeresen, used with permission

For St Mary's Church, Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia, The Feast of the Annunciation 2016

CCLI: Words Only 7059099 Mary Daring Mother
Words & Music Pair 7059361 Mary Daring Mother (Engelberg)