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I'll Wear a White Flower

Mother dear, I've been thinking much of you today

Author: Charles M. Fillmore
Tune: [Mother dear, I've been thinking much of you today]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Mother dear, I’ve been thinking much of you today,
And of all you have done for me;
And how little for my part I have done in return
For your wonderful love so free,
As a token of my gratitude,
For your constant, tender care
This flower white upon my heart
For you I’ll wear.

I’ll wear a white flower for you, Mother dear,
The best friend that ever I knew, Mother dear,
So gentle, so loving, so tender, so true;
I’ll wear a white flower for you.

2 ‘Tis an emblem, dear mother, and it speaks of you,
In a language of mystic lore;
Its clear whiteness a symbol of your own purity,
And its grace of the from you wore;
White its fragrance breathes loving sacrifice,
Faithful service, rich and rare,
And so this flow’r upon my heart
For you I’ll wear. [Chorus]

3 When the toils of the earth life, mother dear, are o’er,
With its sad, bitter, parting tears,
We shall meet over yonder in that bright, better world,
Free from troubles and haunting fears;
In that ever-sunny Summerland,
Amid Eden’s bowers fair,
Upon my heart a fadeless flow’r
For you I’ll wear. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #319

Author: Charles M. Fillmore

Charles Millard Fillmore, 1860-1952 Born: Ju­ly 15, 1860, Par­is, Il­li­nois. Died: Sep­tem­ber 17, 1952, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na. Fillmore won a mu­sic schol­ar­ship at the Cin­cin­na­ti Coll­ege of Mu­sic, then taught for a year at Bath Sem­in­a­ry in Ow­ings­ville, Ken­tucky. He then tra­veled for about a year and taught sing­ing class­es in var­i­ous parts of Amer­i­ca. He then went for ad­di­tion­al mu­sic stu­dies in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio. He stu­died for the min­is­try at But­ler Un­i­ver­si­ty in In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na, grad­u­at­ing in 1890. He pas­tored in La­fay­ette, In­di­a­na; Shel­by­ville, In­di­a­na; was "State Evan­gel­ist" (for on… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mother dear, I've been thinking much of you today
Title: I'll Wear a White Flower
Author: Charles M. Fillmore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll wear a white flower for you, mother dear
Publication Date: 1912
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns for Today #319

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