Let Me Kiss Him for His Mother

500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort Street, New York. Branch Office: No. 520 7th St., Washington, D. C.

Let me kiss him for his mother.

Let me kiss him for his mother,
Let me kiss his dear youthful brow;
I will love him for his Mother,
And seek her blessing now.
Kind friends have soothed his pillow,
Have watched his ev’ry care;
Beneath the weeping willow,
Oh lay him gently there.

Let me kiss him for his Mother,
What though left a lone stranger here;
She has loved him as none other,
I feel her blessing near.
Though cold that form lies sleeping,
Sweet angels watch around;
Dear friends are near thee weeping;
Oh lay him gently down.

Let me kiss him for his Mother,
Or perchance a fond sister dear,
If a father or a brother,
I know their blessings here.
Then kiss him for his Mother:
‘Twill soothe her after years;
Farewell, dear stranger, brother,
Our requiem, our tears.

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