Saturday, 26 June 2010

A cry from the heart - Pro-Life song by Father Francis Maple.

We are very grateful to Father Francis Maple for allowing us to publish this rare video here. The video was found recently and a great deal of time has been spent in digitally remastering it and improving the sound and video quality.

The song was authored by Father Francis as a Pro-life song. Listen carefully to the lyrics and especially to the short interview at the end.

We hope to get a better quality sound recording of the song and post it here at a future date.

Father Francis' Church website is HERE.

Mommy keep me safe, mommy keep me warm
Handle me with care, mommy help me to form.

I am ten weeks old, and I know the time will come
when you will give birth to me.

The gift you gave to me are a pair of bright blue eyes
So some day I will see you smile and love me.

I’ve already got my arms and a little podgy nose,
And at the end of my feet I’ve got five little toes.

I look forward to my life, ice cream and slimy snails,
teddy bears and little fairy tales.

Going for walks in the park
Running home before it’s dark.
And being tucked into bed with a kiss.

Where are we going today?
Am I in a boat or bus?

Why are we lying down?
Being drawn on four wheels?

And we go through the door
and there’s people dressed in green.
Everything seems so strange and so clean.

Mommy if they hurt you just let out a scream
and I know someone will come to help you and me.

Mommy what’s going on I am starting to cry
Come quickly they are forcing me to die.

They are killing me mommy, they are pulling me apart
My arms and my legs and now they’re at my heart.

And I won’t see the sky, or the grass or the trees.
and I won’t see the moon, or feel the breeze.

I love you mommy dear, you know I really do
But I only wish you could have loved me too!


  1. Oh my!!! It touches my very heart. It brings me to tears! Cathy

  2. Victor, to post a video you need to go back to the "old" editor on Blogger. Go into your Dashboard, into settings. At the bottom of the settings page is where you choose the old editor or the new editor. Change to the old editor and log back in. Then make sure you are on the Compose tab, not the HTML tab. You should see the filmstrip button again. However, you may still run into some difficulty uploading. You can also try the draft version of Blogger. I think that is what I finally used to get the video uploaded.

    Go here: and log in as you normally do. Again, you need to be on the Compose tab to see the filmstrip button. If you have problems, let me know. (I'm almost an expert as I spent a whole evening getting it to upload!)

  3. Thanx for writing in Cathy and Sarah.

    Thank you Sarah for your very clear instructions. I did as you said, and eventually, I managed to upload the video above. I hope Blogger put a filmstrip button on the new Blogger Editor.

    God bless you always Cathy and Sarah.

  4. That was truly gut-wrenching. I wish everyone could see this ...

    God Bless you for sharing it.

  5. Victor-
    Thank you for posting this. If only those of us who have committed this terrible sin could have heard our children. Perhaps someone contemplating abortion will see this video and it will be the catalyst to a change of mind and heart.
    God Bless!

  6. Hello Michael and Karinann,

    Yes ... it is really a gut-wrenching song. But the good news is that at least twenty babies were saved when their mothers heard the song and changed their minds on having an abortion. That's 20 lives saved to the priest's knowledge - hopefully many more have been saved too.

    Please let others know of this video. I got it in VHS format and had someone remaster it and post it here for me.

    I'm trying to get a better (CD/vinyl) version of the song to put on You Tube.

    Thanx for writing in and God bless you Michael and Karinann.

  7. Hello Victor
    This is beautiful. Thank you for finding it and for sharing it. God bless you Victor.

  8. Greetings Breadgirl,

    I hope this song gets better exposure and hopefully saves more lives.

    God bless you Breadgirl.

  9. How wonderful to save lives with a song! I love his voice, both the way he talks and sings. And I love his gentle passion. I had not heard of him before.

  10. Hello Sarah,

    Father Francis is a Capuchin Friar who was based in Pantasaph in Wales for many years and is now based in Chester in England. He has raised more than £1m for charity with his singing, often in shopping centres and in malls. He has released many records (mostly vinyls) and some CDs and has written several books - sermons, cookery books, jokes etc ... He also contributed weekly article to a local newspaper and now writes for a Catholic Magazine in the UK.

    If you click on the words "Father Francis Maple" at the bottom of my post above you'll find two more songs I have posted on this Blog.

    I have given his website address in my post above.

    Thank you for writing in Sarah. God bless you.

  11. Victor -

    This is very beautiful - I would like to post the video but I can not figure out the embed.

    God bless you for all your good work !!

  12. Hi Brian,

    Thanx for your kind comments.

    I am told you can post the whole item, including video, on your Blog by clicking on the B (Blog This!) button at the bottom of my post. Hope it works.

    God bless.

  13. Thank you for that heartwrenching but much-needed post. May God Bless you and all of the children this might save.


  14. Greetings Happy Catholic,

    It's nice to see you visiting here. Thanx for your kind comments.

    God bless.

  15. Hey Victor
    Not sure I should thank you for this as I have been blubbing since I read your post! I am expecting a baby myself in August, so it has a special resonance for me.
    To think it was written by a 14 year-old. Children really can see into the heart of things, can't they? Their vision isn't obscured by the things adults use to justify abortion.
    Lovely tune too. I think it's 'The town I loved so well' by Phil Coulter, written about his home town, Derry.
    Thanks Victor. I hope more people can see this.

  16. Hi Kee,

    It's so nice to see you visiting here again.

    I agree and hope more people can hear this song.

    You're right about the tune. I remember the song by the Dubliners.

    God bless you and your family.

  17. I cannot thank you enough for posting this Victor. Father Francis is the friar of the Church I go to when in Chester on business, once a fortnight. I have received communion from him recently :) He also offers the Mass at the convent where I am an Oblate. He is a lovely, lovely man, but I had no idea he sang and played the guitar. This song is so beautiful, and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you!
    Autumn xx

  18. Is this available on YouTube?
    I can't blog it from your blog as my blog is on Wordpress, not Blogger :)

  19. Hello Autumn,

    Welcome to my Blog.

    What a coincidence - or is it a God incidence? You visiting my Blog and knowing Father Francis.

    Yes he does sing and write many books. See his website address at the end of my post above.

    As for the video - No; it is not on You Tube ... YET. It's a private video and I have difficulties publishing it on You Tube. HOWEVER ... I hope to get an original of the song sang by Father Francis and I'll put this on You Tube. I'll let you know when this is done.

    There are two other Father Francis songs on You Tube. Click on the label Father Francis Maple at the end of my post above to hear them.

    God bless.

  20. Hi Victor. Thanks for sharing that video and the lyrics with us. Like Kee, I'm expecting a baby in August too so this post made me really understand much better the feelings evoked in the lyrics.
    By the way is that you beside the Priest?

  21. Greetings Zen,

    It's nice to see you visiting here again. Hope all is well in sunny Malta and congratulations for August.

    Thanx for your kind comments. I've just added a few more Father Francis songs to You Tube. Just type Father Francis Maple and search - and 5 songs (I hope) will appear.

    No it is not me beside the priest - it is William.

    God bless you and your family. Regards to all.

  22. I thought it looked like Will but since I have never seen you I thought you may look very similar to Will. Even mum was not sure. : )
    Will check out Fr Maples' songs too. Thanks.

  23. Hi Zen,

    I guess I'm more handsome !!!

    God bless.

  24. What a fantastic and very moving story, Victor. Thank you for sharing it with us. It really touches the heart. I'm not surprised to hear that it's saved several babies' lives.

  25. Hi Miss Ellen,

    Yes ... it's a lovely story. I didn't know about the song until this video came to my notice. I'm now trying to find an original of this song by Father Francis to put on You Tube.

    God bless.



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