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Will you answer mother's prayer tonight

Many years ago a mother fond and true

Author: Mary Bernstecher
Tune: [Many years ago a mother fond and true]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Many years ago a mother fond and true,
Faintly breath’d a dying prayer for you
Ere her soul had passed beyond the skies so blue;
Will you answer mother’s prayer tonight?

Refrain:
Will you answer mother’s prayer tonight?
Will you answer mother’s prayer tonight?
On the golden shore, she’s pleading as of yore;
Will you answer mother’s prayer tonight?

2 By her side you lisped a simple childish prayer,
Asking God to keep you in His care;
Mem’ry now recalls her humbly kneeling there;
Will you answer mother’s prayer tonight? [Refrain]

3 Then there came to her a dark and dreary day,
When she learn’d her boy had gone astray;
Pleadingly she begged you not to turn away;
Will you answer mother’s prayer tonight? [Refrain]

4 Tho’ you turned aside from mother’s last embrace,
Still she longs to see you face to face,
In the Saviour’s home, sav’d by His love and grace;
Will you answer mother’s prayer tonight? [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #142

Author: Mary Bernstecher

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Text Information

First Line: Many years ago a mother fond and true
Title: Will you answer mother's prayer tonight
Author: Mary Bernstecher

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Instances

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #d31
Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #142TextAudioPage Scan
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The Tabernacle Hymns #160Page Scan



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