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373. Tell Mother I'll Be There

1 When I was but a little child, how well I recollect
How I would grieve my mother with my folly and neglect;
And now that she has gone to Heav’n I miss her tender care:
O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!

Refrain:
Tell mother I’ll be there, in answer to her prayer;
This message, blessed Savior, to her bear!
Tell mother I’ll be there, Heav’n’s joys with her to share;
Yes, tell my darling mother I’ll be there.

2 Though I was often wayward, she was always kind and good;
So patient, gentle, loving when I acted rough and rude;
My childhood griefs and trials she would gladly with me share:
O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there! [Refrain]

3 When I became a prodigal, and left the old rooftree,
She almost broke her loving heart in mourning after me;
And day and night she prayed to God to keep me in His care:
O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there! [Refrain]

4 One day a message came to me, it bade me quickly come
If I would see my mother ere the Savior took her home;
I promised her, before she died, for heaven to prepare:
O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When I was but a little child, how well I recollect
Title: Tell Mother I'll Be There
Author: C. M. F. (1898)
Meter: 14.14.14.10 R
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:19
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Tell_Mother_Ill_Be_There); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (183)
Refrain First Line: Tell mother I’ll be there, in answer to her prayer
Tune Information
Name: [When I was but a little child, how well I recollect]
Composer: Charles M. Fillmore (1898)
Meter: 14.14.14.10 R
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Tell_Mother_Ill_Be_There); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (183)



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