Friday, May 3, 2013

Serdeczna Matko -- A favorite Polish hymn

BELOVED MOTHER Beloved Mother, guardian of the nation, Hear orphans weeping in their supplication. We are Eve’s exiles, do you hear us praying? Show us your mercy when we begin straying. We have sinned often over all the ages, Hence we deserve God’s punishment that rages. But when the Father strikes, be our defender, Be our safe refuge, Mother dear and tender.)

2 comments:

Abuna Salaam said...

Excellent translation.

Anonymous said...


Loved the song when played at my babcia's funeral. Looking at the words in English, seems like a very "harsh" song. Am I missing the meaning in translation?