Don't Grieve Your Mother

Somebody's mother, praying tonight

Author: Frank M. Graham
Tune: [Somebody's mother, praying tonight]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Somebody’s mother, praying tonight,
For her dear children, out of her sight,
Anxiously waiting for them to come
In from the nightfall, into their home.

Don’t grieve your mother, don’t grieve her so,
You’ll find no other on earth below,
Soon you will miss her, how sad and lone,
Far from your presence she will have flown.

2 Some mother’s darling, her own dear boy,
Down at the dram shop, sapping her joy,
O son, remember dear mother’s pray’r,
How she is waiting burdened with care. [Refrain]

3 Some precious daughter, tho’ mother’s old,
Yet she has wandered far from the fold,
Don’t grieve your mother who loves you so,
Soon you will miss her from earth below. [Refrain]

4 I had a mother, loving and true;
But she departed out from our view;
Well I remember, O sad the day,
She called us round her then passed away. [Refrain]

5 Sweet to my mem’ry and fresh today,
When mother taught me to kneel and pray,
Pointing to heaven that home above
Where I will meet her, she whom I love. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #101

Author: Frank M. Graham

Born: March 1, 1859, Birmingham, Illinois. Died: August 25, 1931, Greensboro, Georgia. Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Greensboro, Georgia. Graham was an ordained minister in the Wesleyan (Methodist) Church and served as District Superintendent in northern Georgia from around 1895 to about 1915. He was one of the founders of what is now Southern Wesleyan University at Central, South Carolina. © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Somebody's mother, praying tonight
Title: Don't Grieve Your Mother
Author: Frank M. Graham
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Don't grieve your mother, don't grieve her so
Copyright: Public Domain



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