Scripture Verse

Her children arise up, and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28


Judson W. Van DeVenter

Words: Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter, in The Peace­mak­er, ed­it­ed by Win­field S. Weed­en & George Bea­ver­son (New York: Wee­den & Van De Ven­ter, 1894).

Music: J. W. Ward (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ward’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


This life is beset with temptation,
Surrounding us everywhere,
But Jesus is able to keep you—
Remember your mother’s prayer.


Remember, my child, Oh, remember,
The years of maternal care;
The days that I prayed for you, dear one—
Remember your mother’s prayer.

My life and its labors are over,
I’m going to rest over there;
Abide in the love of your Savior

Remember your mother’s prayer.


Though gone, I shall never forget you,
But wait in my mansion fair,
That sometime I’ll meet you up yonder

Remember your mother’s prayer.