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My Mother O My Mother

My mother, O my mother

Author: Eleanor Allen Schroll
Tune: [My mother, O my mother]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My mother, o my mother,
What name could sweeter be?
In all the world no other
Is half so dear to me.
Her love and her protection,
Will ever be, I know,
My fondest recollection,
Wherever I may go.

My mother’s words shall guide me,
Her faith shall walk beside me,
What ever may betide me,
Thru years of good or ill.
When doubts and fears o’ertake me,
To hope, her pray’rs shall wake me,
The world may all forsake me,
But mother never will.

2 My mother, o my mother,
What name could sweeter be,
The tempter’s voice to smother,
And right the wrong for me?
Her trust will guide me ever
The way of truth to keep;
God helping me, I never
Will cause her heart to weep. [Chorus]

3 My mother, o my mother,
What name could sweeter be?
From this world to another,
She’s gone awhile from me.
But when in pray’r I’m kneeling,
Her precious mem’ry brings,
To my sad heart the healing
Of unseen angel wings. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #318

Author: Eleanor Allen Schroll

Born: 1878, New­port, Ken­tucky. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1966, Day­to­na Beach, Flor­i­da. Buried: South­gate, Ken­tucky. Lyrics-- Beautiful Gar­den of Pray­er, The He Lives  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My mother, O my mother
Title: My Mother O My Mother
Author: Eleanor Allen Schroll
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My mother's words shall guide me
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Children's Day Songs #d8


Hymns for Today #318

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