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1859

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Holy Mother, Guide his Footsteps
From Maritiana

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

Holy Mother, guide his footsteps,
Guide them at a moment, guide them at a moment sure...
Holy Mother, guide his footsteps, guide them at a moment,
at a moment, a moment
Let this wicked heart then perish,
And the good, the food remains secure;
Sainted Mother, oh, befriend him,
And thy gentlest pity lend him.
Ah! Holy Mother, guide his footsteps,
Ah! guide them at a moment, at a moment sure;
Ah! Holy Mother, guide his footsteps,
Ah! guide them at a moment, guide them at a moment sure.
Let the wicked... let the wicked heart then perish;
Sainted Mother oh! befriend him...
And thy gentlest, and thy gentlest pity lend him.

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