During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

88B. Spiritual: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

1 Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,
a long ways from home, a long ways from home.

2 Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone.
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone.
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone,
a long ways from home, a long ways from home.

Text Information
First Line: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Title: Spiritual: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Affliction; Church Year: Good Friday; Darkness (18 more...)
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Notes: The stanzas of this spiritual may be used as a framing of the psalm or as a refrain for portions of the psalm. The reading of the psalm may be accompanied by a solo voice, ensemble, or congregation humming the melody.
Tune Information
Name: MOTHERLESS CHILD
Key: e minor
Source: Afro-American spiritual



Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.