Carry Me Back to Mother's God

Carry me back to the love of my mother

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Carry me back to the love of my mother]
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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Carry me back to the love of my mother,
Back to her sheltering arms would I flee;
Rock me to sleep in my own little cradle,
Sing those sweet songs, long forgotten, to me.

Carry me back, carry me back,
For my feet have wandered from the path my mother trod;
Carry me back to the faith of my childhood,
Carry me back to my dear Mother’s God.

2 Carry me back to the faith of my mother,
Faith that no mountains of doubt could remove;
Faith that is strong in the midst of the tempest,
Faith that believed in the goodness of love. [Refrain]

3 Carry me back to my dear mother’s Bible,
Back to the promises tested and true;
Back to the pages so tear-stained and thumb marked,
Back to the Pathway of Peace, once I knew. [Refrain]

4 O how the years have been squandered and wasted,
What can remove all the sorrow and shame!
Will Christ forgive such a poor wretched sinner?
Yes, Jesus will, there is hope in His name. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #26

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

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First Line: Carry me back to the love of my mother
Title: Carry Me Back to Mother's God
Author: A. H. Ackley
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #26

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