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My Mother Is Praying for Me

A prayer on the wings of an angel

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [A prayer on the wings of an angel] (Sluessy)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A prayer on the wings of an angel,
Is borne to the portals of light;
I feel in my heart the assurance
That mother is praying tonight.
My spirit is wounded and broken,
My sins with contrition I see,
To Jesus I’ll go and confess them,
While mother is praying for me.

My mother is praying for me,
My mother is praying for me,
To Jesus I’ll go, who will pardon, I know,
While mother is praying for me.

2 I know I am weak and unworthy,
No merit of mine would I bring;
The cross of my Lord is before me,
And there, tho’ I perish, I’ll cling.
Oh, yes I will go to my Savior,
His child from this moment I’ll be,
My faith shall look up and receive Him,
While mother is praying for me. [Refrain]

3 For long I have wandered unheeding,
The warnings so tender and true,
The tears she has wept o’er my childhood,
That fell on my cheeks like the dew.
And now while she kneels in her closet,
When no one but Jesus can see,
I’ll ask for His loving forgiveness,
While mother is praying for me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7845

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: A prayer on the wings of an angel
Title: My Mother Is Praying for Me
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My mother is praying for me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7845
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The Cyber Hymnal #7845

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