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Mother's prayer

Of all the prayers that upward float [rise]

Author: William Henry Gardner
Tune: [Of all the prayers that upward float]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Of all the pray’rs that upward float,
Unto the loving Father’s ear;
There’s none beside a mother’s lips,
He bends more tenderly to hear.

Refrain:
Oh, the love and deep despair,
Uttered in a mother’s prayer,
How the scalding teardrops flow,
As she tells to God her woe;
Asking him for strength to bear,
All her heavy load of care.

2 How many hearts as hard as flint,
Are softened by her fond appeal;
Ah, then they think of days gone by,
When by their side she used to kneel. [Refrain]

3 A mother’s pray’r brings wanderers,
From far across the stormy sea;
It cleanses all the years of sin,
And fills the heart with purity. [Refrain]

4 When friends forsake, and ruin stares
The weary sinner in the face;
The power of a mother’s pray’r,
Can save him by its matchless grace. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #14

Author: William Henry Gardner

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Of all the prayers that upward float [rise]
Title: Mother's prayer
Author: William Henry Gardner
Refrain First Line: O, the love and deep despair

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A Messenger for Jesus #d230

Ministry in Song #d123

Service in Song #d118

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #14

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