A song from 1912 by L. Lambillotte, “‘Tis the Month of Our Mother” can be used for a May procession or for family devotions during the month of May. It’s one of the first songs sung at our chapel’s May procession every year.
Click the interactive sheet music below to follow along and sing along! This is my first time using Musescore, so I apologize for the imperfect score. I’ll get it, eventually!
‘Tis the month of our Mother
The blessed and beautiful days,
When our lips and our spirits,
are glowing with love and with praise.
All Hail! to thee, dear Mary,
the guardian of our way;
To the fairest of Queens,
Be the fairest of seasons, sweet May.
Oh! what peace to her children,
mid sorrows and trials to know,
that the love of their Mother,
Hath ever a solace for woe.
And, what joy to the erring,
The sinful and sorrowful soul;
That a trust in her guidance,
will lead to a glorious goal.
Let us sing then, rejoicing,
that God hath so honored our race,
as to clothe with our nature,
Sweet Mary, the Mother of Grace.
And now here at her altars,
Let pride and unkindness depart,
For she loves not the praises
Of proud or selfish hearts.
But bring flowers of purity,
Meekness, and patience and love;
They are garlands unfading,
The blossoms which open above.
And the heart of our Mother
Will glow with a hallowed delight,
And the buds of this May-time
No winds of the winter can blight.
This work (‘Tis the Month of Our Mother, by L. Lambillotte), identified by Erin McFarland, is free of known copyright restrictions.