Somebody's Mother

Somebody's mother is kneeling tonight

Author: John S. Brown
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Somebody’s mother is kneeling tonight,
Perhaps by the old trundle bed;
And earnestly pleading, “Remember, dear Lord,
My child who astray is led.”

Chorus:
Are you that wan’dring child?
How sad must be your plight,
Oh! hear her sweet voice pleading still;
She’s praying for you tonight.

2 Somebody’s mother is weeping tonight,
And yearns for her wandering boy;
The wrinkles are deep’ning upon her dear face,
Where once played the smiles of joy. [Chorus]

3 Somebody’s mother is pining away,
And sorrow is filling her face;
So far have you wandered, in sin gone astray,
No other can take her place. [Chorus]

4 Somebody’s mother is sleeping tonight,
At rest in the old churchyard gray;
But still at your portal her spirit awaits,
The child that is led astray. [Chorus]


Source: Gold Tried in the Fire: suitable for church, Sunday school, revival meetings, missionary and rescue work #55

Author: John S. Brown

John S Brown USA. Thus far, John has evaded biographers. He may be Rev. John Stillman Brown of Kansas, but this is not verified. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Somebody's mother is kneeling tonight
Title: Somebody's Mother
Author: John S. Brown
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are you that wandering child
Publication Date: 1903
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Gold Tried in the Fire #55

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Gold Tried in the Fire #230

Songs and Stories of Mother, Childhood, and Home #d43

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