5 Great Christian Mother's Day Poems

Poems your Christian mom will treasure

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Consider sharing one of these Christian Mother's Day poems with your mom on her special day. Brighten her celebration as you recite one aloud, or express your love and thanks by printing one on the card you give her. 

5 Christian Mother's Day Poems 

God's Helpers

God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby's face,
And so He thought of mother.
He could not send us here alone
And leave us to a fate unknown;
Without providing for His own,
The outstretched arms of mother.
God could not watch us night and day
And kneel beside our crib to pray,
Or kiss our little aches away;
And so He sent us mother.
And when our childhood days began,
He simply could not take command.
That's why He placed our tiny hand
Securely into mother's.
The days of youth slipped quickly by,
Life's sun rose higher in the sky.
Full grown were we, yet ever nigh
To love us still, was mother.
And when life's span of years shall end,
I know that God will gladly send,
To welcome home her child again,
That ever-faithful mother.

-- George W. Wiseman

Two Religions

A woman sat by a hearthside place
Reading a book with a pleasant face,
Till a child came up with a childish frown
And pushed the book saying, “Put it down.”
Then the mother, slapping his curly head,
Said, “Troublesome child, go off to bed;
A great deal of God’s book I must know
To train you up as a child should go.”
And the child went off to bed to cry
And denounce religion—by and by.

Another woman bent o’er a book
With a smile of joy and an intent look,
Till a child came up and joggled her knee,
And said of the book, “Put it down—take me.”
Then the mother sighed as she stroked his head,
Saying softly, “I never shall get it read;
But I’ll try by loving to learn His will,
And His love into my child instill.”
That child went to bed without a sigh
And will love religion—by and by.

-- Aquilla Webb

To Mother

You painted no Madonnas
On chapel walls in Rome,
But with a touch diviner
You lived one in your home.
You wrote no lofty poems
That critics counted art,
But with a nobler vision
You lived them in your heart.
You carved no shapeless marble
To some high-souled design,
But with a finer sculpture
You shaped this soul of mine.
You built no great cathedrals
That centuries applaud,
But with a grace exquisite
Your life cathedraled God.
Had I the gift of Raphael,
Or Michelangelo,
Oh, what a rare Madonna
My mother's life would show!

-- Thomas W. Fessenden

A Mother's Love

There are times when only a mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.

For a mother's heart and a mother's faith
And a mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the angels
And sent from God above.

--Author Unknown

For You Mum On Mother's Day

I want to tell you, Mum
That you're special to the Lord,
And you are valued in His eyes,
For no one loves you more.

And Mum, I want you to know
How blessed you really are,
For I know that it was never easy,
Those past years were quite hard.

But even through the years gone by,
I believe that God was there,
Reaching out with loving arms,
Though we were unaware.

And He is still beside you
Longing to be a part
Of all the things that interest you,
For you're special in His heart.

For even in the daily struggles
That seems to be part of life,
The Lord longs to be involved
And fill the void inside.

So Mum, on this Mother's day,
I just want you to know
That you were always appreciated
And that Jesus loves you so.

-- M.S. Lowndes

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