Mother, Tell Me the Story


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Mother, Tell Me the Story

35395, Children's Songbook, Home and Family, Mother, Tell Me the Story, 204–5

(Child) 1. 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.

(Mother) 2. Child, I am here.
Can you feel that heaven is near?
Sleep, sleep; a lovewatch I'll keep
To protect you through the night.

(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.

(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.

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.