A song for all the Marys

Ingrid Andrew

Mary, you are beautiful;

there’s a kindness in your eyes

always ready to see the good;

and every day you grow a little stronger

 and a little more wise.

 Mary …….   Mary …..

Mary, you are beautiful;

full of tenderness and love

so slow to anger or to judge,

there’s a light in your kind eyes,

and every day, you grow a little stronger

and a little more wise.

 Mary …..  Mary …..

 Mary, when you’re tested by those less understanding,

who find your goodness just a little too demanding;

one day you won’t need their approval any more,

when you’re standing at your own front door;

looking out into the sunshine.

 Mary  ….

 And you’ll recall the Marys of ancient times,

who stood at the foot of the cross,

waiting for the fallen Christ,

absorbed in bitter loss;

  ~ to hold that body…

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