Our mother

The last night of watching is over

Author: Lizzie Fenner Baker
Tune: [The last night of watching is over]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The last night of watching is over;
The last words of love have been said;
And safe on the bosom of Jesus,
Our mother has pillowed her head.
Enfolded in arms everlasting,
Her weakness and pains are all past;
The pearl gates of God’s upper city
In triumph she’s entered at last.

Refrain:
Safe in the bright upper land,
Safe thro’ eternity’s years,
Safe with the glorified band,
After earth’s trials and tears.

2 We mourn thro’ the bright days of summer,
’Mid scenes where no more she will tread;
And weep when the white snows of winter
Fall soft o’er the grave of our dead;
But when the home-group of our hearth-stone
Shall kneel at the calm hour of prayer,
The beautiful soul of our mother
Shall meet with her darling ones there. [Refrain]

3 We thank Thee, our Father, in Heaven,
That after the earth-life of tears,
There cometh a day without ending,
The morn of eternity’s years;
We thank Thee that, perfect thro’ suff’ring,
Thy loved and Thy ransomed shall stand,
And sing the new song all together,
With Thee in the bright upper land. [Refrain]

4 Our eyes on the cross, dear Redeemer,
Our feet in the safe narrow way,
We’ll think of the great weight of glory,
And carry the cross of today;
Thy strength in our weakness made perfect,
Bear us as on wings to the sky,
Where hopes that we cherish ne’er fail us,
And those that we love cannot die. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9229

Author: Lizzie Fenner Baker

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Text Information

First Line: The last night of watching is over
Title: Our mother
Author: Lizzie Fenner Baker
Refrain First Line: Safe in the bright upper land
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9229
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9229

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