Can I forget the story old

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1 I never can forget the day
I heard my mother kindly say,
“You’re leaving now my tender care;
Remember, child, your mother’s pray’r.”

Whene’er I think of her so dear,
I feel her angel spirit near;
A voice comes floating on the air,
Reminding me of mother’s pray’r.

2 I never can forget the voice
That always made my heart rejoice;
Tho’ I have wandered God knows where,
Still I remember mother’s pray’r.

Whene’er I think of her so dear,
I feel her angel spirit near;
A voice comes floating on the air,
Reminding me of mother’s pray’r.

3 Tho’ years have gone, I can’t forget
Those words of love—I hear them yet;
I see her by the old arm chair,
My mother dear, in humble pray’r.

Whene’er I think of her so dear,
I feel her angel spirit near;
A voice comes floating on the air,
Reminding me of mother’s pray’r.

4 I never can forget the hour
I felt the Saviour’s cleansing pow’r.
My sin and guilt be canceled there,
’Twas there He answered mother’s pray’r.

O praise the Lord for saving grace!
We’ll meet up yonder face to face;
The home above together share,
In answer to my mother’s prayer.

Source: Songs for All #53

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Can I forget the story old
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: Where Jesus died for me

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