Scripture Verse

Forsake not the law of thy mother. Proverbs 1:8


James Rowe

Words: James Rowe, in Hal­le­lu­jahs for Sun­day Schools (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1922).

Music: John W. Vaugh­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Vaugh­an (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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 at rest with Him above;
And some glad morning, she
I know will welcome me
To that eternal home of peace and love.