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Verse 1Mother dear, o pray for me!Whilst far from heav’n and thee.I wander in a fragile bark,O’er life’s tempestuous sea.O virgin mother, from thy throne,So bright in bliss above.Protect thy child and cheer my pathWith thy sweet smile of love.Verse 2Mother dear, o pray for me!Should pleasure’s siren lay.E’er tempt thy child to wander farFrom virtue’s path away.When thorns beset life’s devious way,And darkling waters flow.Then mary aid thy weeping child,Thyself a mother show.ChorusMother dear, remember me!And never cease thy care,’till in heaven eternally,Thy love and bliss I share.

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