Memories of Mother

My mother's hand is on my brow

Author: Fred P. Morris
Tune: [My mother's hand is on my brow]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 My mother’s hand is on my brow,
Her gentle voice is pleading now;
Across the years so marred by sin
What memories of love steal in!

O mother, when I think of thee,
’Tis but a step to Calvary;
Thy gentle hand upon my brow
Is leading me to Jesus now.

2 Once more I see that look of pain,
The anguish in those eyes again;
My heart is sad, for well I know
My sin has caused this bitter woe. [Chorus]

3 While others scorned me in their pride
She gently drew me to her side;
When all the world has turned away,
My mother stood by me that day. [Chorus]

4 The memories of bygone years,
My mother’s love, my mother’s tears,
The thought of all her constant care
Doth bring the answer to her prayer. [Chorus]

5 I’m coming home, by sin beset,
For Jesus loves me even yet;
My mother’s love brings home to me
The greater love of Calvary. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #165

Author: Fred P. Morris

Born in Ballarat, Australia; died in Parkville, Australia Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My mother's hand is on my brow
Title: Memories of Mother
Author: Fred P. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O mother when I think of thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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