My Mother's Gifts

Mother, Mother, Rejoice, Rejoice
For unto you a daughter is born
Mother, Mother, Rejoice, Rejoice
For unto you a son is born!

Yes, Rejoice Mother Rejoice
Care for them Mother, Sing to them
Teach them Mother, love them so
Two precious gifts entrusted to you
Two precious gifts entrusted to you.

Oh Mother Weep, Oh Weep
Your daughter is dead
Gift given back, Gift given back
to God the Father's precious hand
Oh Weep Mother, Yes Weep.

Oh Weep Mother, Oh Weep
Although not dead, your son is gone
Gift given back, Gift given back
By law now into his daddy's care
Oh Weep Mother, Yes Weep.

At Jesus's most holy feet
two gifts entrusted Mother laid down
with love and sorrow bittersweet
Mother laid down two entrusted gifts.

To Mother comes the Lord and asks
"Where are My two entrusted gifts?"
In sorrow she cries "I've lost them both."
She cries in sorrow "I've lost them both."

Oh Mother don't Weep, don't Weep
Gifts given back, Gifts given back
I've taken them into My precious hands
So don't Weep Mother, please don't Weep.

He says, "You did well oh Mother dear,
You taught them well to love and sing
You brought them back, You brought them back
They are in My Hands, please do not fear."

Mother, Mother, Rejoice, Rejoice
Your daughter, an angel in me reborn
Mother, Mother, Rejoice, Rejoice
Your son, a man, in me reborn
Yes Mother Rejoice, Again I say Rejoice!

by Anthony Borrow, S.J.