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