1 Shall I meet my sainted mother,
In her home beyond the skies?
Will I see the love-light beaming,
From her tender loving eyes?
Will she know me when I meet her,
For I'm changed so sadly now?
Will she see her fair-haired darling
In this old and wrinkled brow?
2 When the bells of heaven ringing,
Wake the angel's song again,
For the wanderer returning
From the paths of sin and pain,
Will my mother there be waiting,
Waiting with her look so mild?
Will she press me to her bosom,
As she did when but a child?
3 All the years of sin and sorrow,
That I've suffer'd since she died,
Will be vanish'd on that morrow,
When I stand by mother's side,
Stand with her before the Savior,
There among the blood-wash'd throng,
Joining in the heav'nly rapture
Of the glad redemption song
Thompson, G. Tabor. (19th century). Little information has been available on this author, except that he succeeded J.H. Burke as song leader under A.B. Simpson at the New York Gospel Tabernacle about 1890.
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"The writer of these words in childhood promised his dying mother that he would meet her in heaven. Forgetful of his promise, he on reaching manhood became an infidel. The stirring words of Evangelist 'Schiverea' brought to mind the long forgotten teaching of that Christian mother, and casting aside his infidelity he accepted Christ as his Savior." —Crowning Glory No. 1, # 65.