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Remember Your Mother's Prayer

This life is beset with temptation

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [This life is beset with temptation]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. This life is beset with temptation,
Surrounding us everywhere,
But Jesus is able to keep you—
Remember your mother’s prayer.

Remember, my child, Oh, remember,
The years of maternal care;
The days that I prayed for you, dear one—
Remember your mother’s prayer.

2. My life and its labors are over,
I’m going to rest over there;
Abide in the love of your Savior—
Remember your mother’s prayer. [Refrain]

3. Though gone, I shall never forget you,
But wait in my mansion fair,
That sometime I’ll meet you up yonder—
Remember your mother’s prayer. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5766

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. 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: This life is beset with temptation
Title: Remember Your Mother's Prayer
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5766
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