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]
Published in 1 hymnal

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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.

Refrain:
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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