Angels, please tell mother

O how my loving mother used to worry over me

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [O how my loving mother used to worry over me]
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1 O how my loving mother used to worry over me,
Because I did not trust her Savior’s love!
She wanted me to meet her beside the crystal sea,
That we might live together there above.

How happy she will be to know that I am free,
And that the golden life-crown I shall wear;
Her Savior hides my past,
I’m trusting Him at last,
So, angels, please tell mother I’ll be there.

2 How oft I saw her weeping, how oft I heard her pray
For me, her boy, in boyhood’s happy home;
And yet I followed pleasure along the downward way,
And seemed to love from her and God to roam. [Refrain]

3 I know that she is resting with glory on her brow,
I know that she is safe with Him above,
And O how much I love her and her Redeemer now,
While resting in His tender arms of love. [Refrain]

4 I soon shall meet my mother in yonder happy home,
And thank her for the pleas she made for me;
Along the shore eternal together we will roam
And praise our King beside the crystal sea. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #154

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O how my loving mother used to worry over me
Title: Angels, please tell mother
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: How happy she will be to know that I am free
Copyright: Public Domain


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