A mother's prayer

There's a mother on her knees in prayer

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [There's a mother on her knees in prayer]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a mother on her knees in prayer,
You have often seen her kneeling there;
She is asking God to send you home,
From the path of sin in which you roam.

“O my Father! Send him back to me,
My boy, my boy;
It’s no matter what his life may be,
Or how wrong the way he may have trod;
“O my Father! Send him back to me,
My boy, my boy;
Grant that he may turn, today,
And no longer stay
From home and God.”

2 She remembers you in youth’s glad hour,
Ere you felt the hold of sin’s sad pow’r,
And to her the boy is just the same,
Tho’ he follows now the path of shame. [Refrain]

3 Shall her pray’r for you unanswered be,
Can you, then, withstand her earnest plea?
Must her form be laid away to rest,
Ere you yield to this her last request? [Refrain]

4 Turn and seek your mother’s God just now,
In his presence come and humbly bow;
That your mother’s prayer may answered be,
And from sin’s strong hand you may be free. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #64

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a mother on her knees in prayer
Title: A mother's prayer
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: O my Father, send him back to me



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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #255

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 3 #64

Revival Gems No. 1 #d73

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