My Mother, My Daughter


My Mother, My Daughter

Order: v. 1: Mother, v. 2: Daughter, v. 3: Mother, v. 4: Mother with v. 2 Daughter. Note: Use cue notes, stems down for 2d verse.

1. Sometimes when I see you, my daughter, my own,
My heart fills with love seeing how you have grown.
Your hands, once so small, have remained clean and pure.
Your heart filled with love helps my own soul endure.
The prayers that you speak give me faith to go on,
And the smile in your eyes gives me hope for the dawn.
Then I wonder why and give thanks that I was chosen to be your mother.
Daughter:
2. I’ve watched you, dear mother, each day of my life;
I’ve seen how you smile through the joy and the strife.
I’ve needed your love and have known you were there.
I’ve seen how you help to bring answers to prayers.
The world that surrounds me is blind and unsure;
But with you as my mother, I’m safe and secure.
Then I wonder why and give thanks that I was chosen to be your daughter.
Mother:
3. The seasons come; the seasons go; and I see you grow.
The light of faith is in your eyes; I saw it long ago.
I weep at your sorrows, smile when life is fair.
I speak your name in each tender prayer.
I know the time will quickly come when I must let you go,
But seeds of truth within your heart were planted long ago.
So reach for your dreams, for ev’ry good thing,
depending on my love, my dear daughter.
Mother:
4. The seasons come; the seasons go; and I see you grow.
The light of faith is in your eyes; I saw it long ago.
I weep at your sorrows, smile when life is fair.
I speak your name in each tender prayer.
I know the time will quickly come when I must let you go,
But seeds of truth within your heart were planted long ago.
So reach for your dreams, for ev’ry good thing,
Depending on my love, my dear daughter;
depend upon my love, my dear daughter.
Daughter on D.S. al coda:
depend upon my love, my dear mother.

Copyright © 1998 by Janice Kapp Perry. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.