Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me

I grieved my Lord from day to day

Author: Lizzie De Armond
Tune: [I grieved my Lord from day to day]
Published in 45 hymnals

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Representative 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 pray'rs have followed me.

Refrain:
I’m coming home, I’m coming home,
To live my wasted life anew,
For mother’s pray'rs have followed me,
Have followed me the whole world thro'.

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

Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #241

Author: Lizzie De Armond

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 De Armond
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm coming home, I'm coming home
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

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)

Instances

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