Hark! My mother's voice I hear,

Sweet that voice is to my ear;

Ever soft, it seems to tell,

Dearest child, I love thee well.

Love me, mother? Yes, I know

None can love so well as thou.

Was it not upon thy breast

I was taught to sleep and rest?

Didst thou not, in hours of pain,

Lull this head to ease again?

With the music of thy voice,

Bid my little heart rejoice?

Ever gentle, meek and mild,

Thou didst nurse thy fretful child.

Teach these little feet the road

Leading on to heaven and God.

What return then can I make?

This fond heart, dear mother take;

Thine its, in word and thought,

Thine by constant kindness bought.

Teaching Guide:

Step 1: Study the New Words

  • Listen to the new words.
  • Recite each of the new words aloud.

Step 2: Examine the Lesson Image

Describe the image, its setting, and its characters.

Step 3: Read the Lesson Passage

  • Find each new word in the passage.
  • Practice reading the passage, both silently and aloud.
  • Upon mastering the passage, recite it aloud to your instructor.

Step 4: Complete Lesson Copywork, Narration, and Dictation

Complete the associated copywork, narration, and dictation for this lesson. Click the icon to access the page.   

Step 5: Discuss the Lesson

  • Describe how mothers can be kind to their children.
  • Describe how children can be kind to their mothers.