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Pray For Your Boy To-Night

Once I was pure as dews that fall

Author: Mrs. T. M. Griffin
Tune: [Once I was pure as dews that fall]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once I was pure as dews that fall
From the morning clouds above.
Now I am held in the world’s dark thrall,
Away from the Father’s love.

Then pray for your boy tonight!
Tonight, oh, pray for me!
Pray God to give your boy the light,
To lead him to Heaven and thee.

2 Weary the world, and dark and wild,
And with many a fatal snare,
As onward sweeps the surging tide,
Away from God and prayer. [Refrain]

3 Mother, my heart is hard and cold,
And is blighted with grief and care;
Pray for your boy as oft of old,
When a child beside your chair. [Refrain]

4 Tho’ in the toils of sin your boy
Yet is wandering far from home,
Often he yearns for the olden joy,
Before he began to roam. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8866

Author: Mrs. T. M. Griffin

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Text Information

First Line: Once I was pure as dews that fall
Title: Pray For Your Boy To-Night
Author: Mrs. T. M. Griffin
Refrain First Line: Then pray for your boy to-night
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8866
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The Cyber Hymnal #8866

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