Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hymn For The Lord's Day: If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again



If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again

James Rowe



How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream,
When memory recalls them now and then!
And with what rapture sweet my weary heart would beat,
If I could hear my mother pray again.

If I could hear my mother pray again,
If I could hear her tender voice as then!
So glad I'd be, 'twould mean so much to me,
If I could hear my mother pray again.




She used to pray that I on Jesus would rely,
And always walk the shining gospel way;
So trusting still His love, I seek that home above,
Where I shall meet my mother some glad day.




Within the old home-place her patient, smiling face
Was always spreading comfort, hope and cheer;
And when she used to sing to her eternal King,
It was the songs the angels loved to hear.



Her work on earth is done, the life-crown has been won,
And she will be as rest with Him above;
And some glad morning she, I know, will welcome me
To that eternal home of peace and love.

If I could hear my mother pray again,
If I could hear her tender voice as then!
So glad I'd be, 'twould mean so much to me,
If I could hear my mother pray again.

2 comments:

Paula said...

Dear Sharon,
This is such a beautiful hymn, and the lovely paintings went perfectly with it! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Happy Mother's Day!
Paula

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful hymn, I don't believe I know that one.