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Meet Mother in the Skies

In a lonely churchyard [graveyard], many miles away

Author: Jerome McCauley
Tune: [In a lonely churchyard, many miles away]
Published in 46 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In a lonely graveyard, many miles away,
Lies your dear old mother ’neath the cold, cold clay;
Mem’ries oft returning of her tears and sighs,—
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

Refrain:
Listen to her pleading, “Wand’ring boy, come home,”
Lovingly, entreating, do not longer roam;
Let your manhood waken, heav’nward lift your eyes;
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

2 Now the old home, vacant, has no charms for you;
One dear form is absent—mother, kind and true;
Evermore she dwells where pleasure never dies,—
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies. [Refrain]

3 Now in true repentance to the Saviour flee,
He Who pardoned mother, mercy has for thee;
Now He waits to comfort, He will not despise,—
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #166

Author: Jerome McCauley

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Text Information

First Line: In a lonely churchyard [graveyard], many miles away
Title: Meet Mother in the Skies
Author: Jerome McCauley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Listen to her pleading
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4200
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #147
  • Meet_Mother_in_the_Skies.pdf (PDF)
  • Meet_Mother_in_the_Skies.xml (XML)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #4200

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Timeless Truths #147

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