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147. Meet Mother in the Skies

1 In a lonely churchyard, many miles away,
Lies your dear old mother, ’neath the cold, cold clay;
Mem’ries oft returning of her tears and sighs,
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

Refrain:
Listen to her pleading, “Wand’ring boy, come home,”
Lovingly entreating, do no longer roam;
Let your manhood waken, heav’nward lift your eyes;
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

2 Now the old home, vacant, has no charms for you;
One dear form is absent, mother, kind and true;
Evermore she dwells where pleasure never dies,
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies. [Refrain]

3 Now in true repentance to the Savior flee,
He Who pardoned mother, mercy has for thee;
Now He waits to comfort, He will not despise,
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In a lonely churchyard, many miles away
Title: Meet Mother in the Skies
Author: Unknown
Meter: 11.11.11.11 D
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Meet_Mother_in_the_Skies); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/m/e/meetmoth.htm); Hymns for His Praise: Number 2 Revised, 1906 (64)
Refrain First Line: Listen to her pleading, “Wand’ring boy, come home,”
Tune Information
Name: [In a lonely churchyard, many miles away]
Arranger: W. S. Nickle (1899)
Meter: 11.11.11.11 D
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Meet_Mother_in_the_Skies); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/m/e/meetmoth.htm); Hymns for His Praise: Number 2 Revised, 1906 (64)



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