My Mother's Prayer

I never can forget the day

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [I never can forget the day] (Weeden)
Published in 79 hymnals

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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 prayer."

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 prayer.

2 I never can forget the voice
That always made my heart rejoice;
Though I have wandered God knows where,
Still I remember mother’s prayer. [Refrain]

3 Though 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 prayer. [Refrain]

4 I never can forget the hour
I felt the Savior’s cleansing power;
My sin and guilt He canceled there,
’Twas there He answered mother’s prayer.
Oh, 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: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #591

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Michigan. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: I never can forget the day
Title: My Mother's Prayer
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Whene'er I think of her so dear
Copyright: Public Domain



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