“Mother Dear,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 206
1. Mother dear, I love you so.
Your happy, smiling face
Is such a joy to look at;
It makes home a lovely place.
2. Mother dear, I love you so.
Your lovely, shining eyes
Are just like stars that twinkle
Way up in the bright blue skies.
3. Mother dear, I love you so.
I’ll try the whole day through
To please our Heav’nly Father.
I’m so glad he gave me you.
Words: Maud Belnap Kimball, 1889–1971
Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit, 1895–1977. Arr. © 1989 IRI^ Back to top