Mother and Home

In a graveyard lone, near the dear old home

Author: William M. Golden
Tune: [In a lone graveyard, near the dear old home]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 In a graveyard lone, near the dear old home,
Lies a form I love so well;
And I’ll ne’er forget how she cared for me,
Ere she said, My boy, farewell.

From this earth dear mother’s gone,
But we’ll meet on Canaan’s shore;
There we’ll live while ages roll,
Where sad partings come no more.

2 O the dear old home where I used to play,
Is a place most dear to me;
But the one I loved I shall see no more,
Till I cross the jasper sea. [Refrain]

3 Near the dear old home, in the graveyard lone,
Mother’s form was laid to rest;
But we’ll meet again in the by and by,
And be numbered with the blest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15387

Author: William M. Golden

[William Golding] Born: January 28, 1878, Webster County, Mississippi. Died: May 13, 1934, in a traffic accident near Eupora, Mississippi. Buried: Spring Valley Cemetery #2, Mathiston, Mississippi. Son of James and Camella Hood Golding (his surname changed later), it is said he wrote most of his songs while serving an eight-year sentence in the state penitentiary. His only child reportedly died young. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In a graveyard lone, near the dear old home
Title: Mother and Home
Author: William M. Golden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: From this earth dear mother's gone
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15387
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