When I Heard My Mother Prayer

I rebelled against my Savior

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [I rebelled against my Savior]
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1 I rebelled against my Saviour,
From His love I went astray,
But my heart would oft reproach me,
When I heard my mother pray.

Bless the Lord from praying mothers,
And the mother-love that stays;
Help to save some weary wand’rer—
Him for whom some mother prays.

2 Long I sought for worldly pleasures
That so soon must flee away,
Heeding not the fadeless treasures,
Till I heard my mother pray. [Chorus]

3 Naught I cared for mother’s Bible,
That she pondered day by day,
But God’s “still small voice” would whisper,
When I heard my mother pray. [Chorus]

4 Mother’s faith in God grew stronger,
Nothing could her soul dismay,
And I could resist no longer,
But at last have learned to pray. [Chorus]

5 Let me pray for all my brothers,
Though they wander far away;
Those who have no praying mothers,
But for whom some heart should pray. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #182

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) See also Mrs. Frank A. Breck. Go to person page >

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First Line: I rebelled against my Savior
Title: When I Heard My Mother Prayer
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Bless the Lord for praying
Copyright: Public Domain


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