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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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
Copyright: Public Domain



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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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