Sunday, 22 January 2017

Song saves 20 babies

BACKGROUND - Father Francis Maple is a Franciscan monk who celebrated his 50th Anniversary as a priest in 2013.

Some years ago Father Francis recorded a Pro-Life song entitled A Cry from the Heart and was released originally on casette tapes (later on CDs). He says on the tape cover "I would like to dedicate this song to any young girl or woman who may listen to it and decide not to have an abortion. Life is God's gift."

Thankfully, the song has saved many babies from abortion. Their pregnant mothers heard the song and decided not to go ahead with abortion.

Years later Father Francis met a young boy who told him that his mother heard the song when pregnant and decided not to have an abortion. The boy said he owed his life to the priest. Father Francis has received over 20 other similar testaments of babies being saved.

A copy of the tape came into my posession some time ago and it was in poor quality. Someone helped me to restore it and put it on You Tube. I've put other Father Francis Maple songs on You Tube - with his permission of course. Check them out HERE.

Father Francis has sung in public over the years (and still does) in malls, shopping centres and at his own concerts and has raised over £1m for charity. He has also written several books (sermons, cooking recipes, jokes), and has contributed (and still does) to many newspaper columns and Catholic newspapers and magazines. He spends a lot of time travelling throughout the UK leading Missions in various Catholic churches.

I hope you enjoy this video recording of "A Cry from the Heart" and that the song continues to save many babies from abortion. Hopefully readers here will like the song and write about it.

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. Victor, this is so timely. On Jan 27, here in the US, in Washington DC, we have the March for Life. I believe it is the biggest pro-life rally in the world each year. I am going to share this beautiful post then, and hope we can add to those that are moved by its message.

    God Bless you.

    1. Thank you so much, Michael. I had heard of March for Life; but did not know when it was to be held.

      God bless you.

  2. Hi Victor! These lyrics are so heart-touching...and how wonderful that Fr. has had so many testimonies to the lives this song has saved. What more could God ask of him (or us), but to support and encourage life.
    Thank you for this wonderful, life-supporting post!
    Sunday blessings,

    1. Thank you Ceil for your kind words. I have known Fr F for a number of years now. He has raised a lot of money for charity with his singing and books. He also knits scarves which he sells for charity. I visited him in his monastry in Wales.

      God bless.

  3. Oh, my friend! I sat here, literally bawling, as Zach and I watched this together. OH, dear Lord! It just breaks my heart in two to think that a mother could do such...especially, right now, as my dear niece is going through untold agony to NOT take the medicine that she so desperately needs for fear that it would adversely affect her unborn child. PLEASE do keep her in your prayers, if you will. I know you are praying, and that is such a comfort to us. I know God can spare her life AND the baby's life and bring them through this, and that is what we are believing Him to do. Thank you SO much for sharing this today. I, too, would like to share it later, along with another powerful video on abortion that someone sent to me the other day, if you don't mind. It is so amazing to me how so many are so intent on saving the whales and animals (not that this is wrong, as we should do all we can to bless and protect all of God's creation), yet, they see no wrong in killing babies. It is just mind boggling. God help us all.

    1. Rest assured that I am still praying for your niece and for you and your family.

      I am happy for you and others to share this song or this post on your Blogs. If you click the link to Fr F's songs (see above in the post)you will find an interview with him where he explains how he wrote this song.

      I once drew a poster of a baby saying: "If I were a tree would you save me?"

      God bless.

  4. That it is a beautiful song until it gets to the sad, very sad part. Good to hear the Lord has used it to save lives. Marquis Beccaria once said, "If I can but be the instrument of preserving one life, his blessing and tears of transport, shall be a sufficient consolation to me, for the contempt of all mankind."

    1. Yes indeed, Bethany. It is a sad song with a happy ending in that, unexpectedly at the time, it saved the lives of babies whose mothers decided not to have an abortion. The number of abortions here in the UK is forever increasing.

      God bless you, Bethany.

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