When I Knelt at Mother's Knee

There's a sweet and precious story

Author: Frank E. Graeff
Tune: [There's a sweet and precious story]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a sweet and precious story,
That is all in all to me,
‘Tis the story of the Saviour’s love so true;
For I heard it whispered often
As I knelt at mother’s knee,
And she said “this loving Saviour died for you.”

O that story ne’er grows old,
Tho’ to me ‘twas often told
As I knelt close by my sainted mother’s knee.

2 I can see her in the twilight,
In those days from care so free,
As she told the precious story o’er and o’er;
And I long for such a moment,
Just to rest beside her knee,
When my heart with cares is bleeding, bruised and sore. [Refrain]

3 Long, long years have gone since mother
With her hand upon my head,
Told me of this Friend unfailing, loving, dear;
But in all my life’s long journey,
By her counsels safely led,
I have found this precious Saviour ever near. [Refrain]

4 “There’s a Friend who loves you truly,
Who was once a little child,
And he came from heav’n to earth long, long ago;
He was tender, patient, loving;
He was holy, meek and mild,
And I pray this Friend so faithful you may know.” [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #52

Author: Frank E. Graeff

Frank E. Graeff was a minister in the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a prolific writer of hymns, stories, poems and articles. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a sweet and precious story
Title: When I Knelt at Mother's Knee
Author: Frank E. Graeff
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O that story never grows old
Copyright: Public Domain



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