"Earth held no symbol, had no living sign
To image forth the mother's deathless love;
And so the tender care the righteous prove,
Beneath the ever-watching Eye divine,
Was given as type to show how pure a shrine
The mother's heart was hallow'd from above;
And how her mortal hopes must intertwine
With hopes immortal; -- and she may not move
From this high station which her Saviour seal'd
When in maternal arms he lay reveal'd.
Mrs. Hale's Poems
from Dictionary of Poetical Quotations.