HYMN OF THE MONTH – February: Mother Dearest, Mother Fairest
  • Don9of11Don9of11
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    As part of my series on Catholic hymns, I have chosen a hymn that was widely used by evening novena prayer groups. The text of the hymn may have been inspired by the verses of hymn written by Father Frederick W. Faber. This is one of my favorite Marian hymns and it was sung by St. Mary’s Choir in Akron, Ohio on various occasions before Mass. The words and music first appeared in 1883 and can be credited to a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur.

    Though not originally written for novenas, the hymn was incorporated into the evening novena programs as early as the 1930s. In addition to the traditional words and melody, I found four other melodies that were used for this hymn.
    Please take a few moments to read about this wonderful Marian hymn and visit my website Mother of Mercy Catholic Hymns and click on HYMN OF THE MONTH.