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1 Can a boy forget his mother's pray'r,
When he has wandered, God knows where?
It's down the path of death and shame,
But mother's pray'rs are heard the same!
Come back, my boy, come back, I say,
And travel in thy mother's way!
Come back, my boy, come back I say,
And travel in Thy mother's way!
2 Can a boy forget his mother's face,
Whose heart was kind and filled with grace?
Her loving voice it echoes sweet;
She waits, she longs her boy to meet! [Chorus]
3 Can a boy forget his mother's door,
From which he wandered years before?
With tears and sighs she said, "good-bye,
"Meet me, my boy, beyond the sky! [Chorus]
4 Can a boy forget that she is dead,
Tho' the many years have passed and fled?
Those tears, that pray'r, that sweet "Good-bye,"
She waits to welcome thee on high! [Chorus]
Source: Revival Praises #114