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Meet Mother in the Skies

In a lonely churchyard, many miles away

Author: Anonymous; Author: Jerome McCauley
Tune: [In a lonely churchyard, many miles away]
Published in 41 hymnals

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Full 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.

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: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Author: Jerome McCauley

(no biographical information available about Jerome McCauley.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In a lonely churchyard, many miles away
Title: Meet Mother in the Skies
Author: Anonymous
Author: Jerome McCauley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Listen to her pleading



The Cyber Hymnal #4200
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Timeless Truths #147
  • Meet_Mother_in_the_Skies.pdf (PDF)
  • Meet_Mother_in_the_Skies.xml (XML)


Instances (1 - 41 of 41)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #372
Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #21Page Scan
Best Hymns No. 4 #22Page Scan
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #504Page Scan
Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d99
Crowns #d73
Evangel Light #d56
Glad Tidings in Song #166TextPage Scan
Glory Songs #d99
Gospel Herald in Song #86Page Scan
Gospel Pearls #63Page Scan
Great Revival Hymns #94Page Scan
Hymns for His Praise #70Page Scan
Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d69
Jewel Songs: suitable for all kinds of religious services #122Page Scan
Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #129Page Scan
Make Christ King: combined: a selection of high class gospel hymns for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #57Page Scan
Melodies of Grace and Hope #d95
My Favorite Gospel Solos and Duets #d12
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #117Page Scan
New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #19Page Scan
Our Choice #d84
Perfect Praise #73Page Scan
Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d93
Song Hits #d51
Songs and Stories of Mother, Childhood, and Home #d25
Songs of Comfort #d38
Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #106Page Scan
Songs of Trust and Triumph No. 3 #d80
Songs that Touch the Heart. Vol. 3 #d19
Songs You Requested #d8
Spiritual Songs #d104
The Baptist Standard Hymnal with Responsive Readings #630Page Scan
The Best of All ; The Harp of Glory: the Best Old Hymns, the Best New Hymns #d83
The Cyber Hymnal #4200TextScoreAudio
The Gospel Way #61Page Scan
The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d89
The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d173
Timeless Truths #147TextScoreAudio
Western Style Songs. Vol. 3 #d13
Windows of Heaven No.7 #d38
Exclude 39 pre-1979 instances
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