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Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me

I grieved my Lord from day to day

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [I grieved my Lord from day to day]
Published in 43 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 I grieved my Lord from day to day,
I scorned His love so full and free,
And though I wandered far away,
My mother’s prayers have followed me.

I’m coming home, I’m coming home,
To live my wasted life anew,
For mother’s prayers have followed me,
Have followed me the whole world through.

2 O’er desert wild, o’er mountain high,
A wanderer I chose to be;
A wretched soul, condemned to die,
Still mother’s prayers have followed me. [Refrain]

3 He turned my darkness into light,
This blessed Christ of Calvary!
I’ll praise His name both day and night,
That mother’s prayers have followed me. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as 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 >

Text Information

First Line: I grieved my Lord from day to day
Title: Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm coming home



The Cyber Hymnal #4333
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6259
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Timeless Truths #584
  • Mothers_Prayers_Have_Followed_Me.pdf (PDF)


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Small Church Music #6259Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4333TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #584TextAudio
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