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.
Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. 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 >
Display Title: I Never Can Forget the Day (My Mother's Prayer)First Line: I never can forget the dayTune Title: MY MOTHER'S PRAYERAuthor: Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1855-1939Meter: LM with RefrainScripture: Proverbs 31:30; Ephesians 6:4Date: 2011Subject: Occasional Services | Mother's Day
Display Title: My Mother's PrayerFirst Line: I never can forget the dayTune Title: [I never can forget the day]Author: J. W. Van DeVenterDate: 2001Subject: Atonement | ; Marriage and Family | ; Mother's Day | ; Prayer |