Till I see my mother's face

Though I wandered from the precepts

Author: Neal A. McAulay
Tune: [Though I wandered from the precepts]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ I wandered from the precepts
That I learned at mother’s knee;
And in ways of shame and folly,
Oftentimes I longed to be;
God has called me in His mercy;
And redeemed me by His grace,
And my joy shall be to serve Him
Till I see my mother’s face.

I shall meet my dear old mother bye and bye,
In that bright eternal home beyond the sky;
She is with my Savior now, with a crown upon her brow,
I shall meet my dear old mother bye and bye.

2 Tho’ I grieved my dear Redeemer
By long years of doubt and sin,
When he knocked I would not listen,
Long refused to let Him in,
Still He tenderly received me,
When my sin I did confess,
Gave me peace that passeth knowledge;
Now my mother’s Christ I bless. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ His Spirit I resisted
Heeding not his loving call
Tho’ I spurned His precious cleansing,
That He freely offers all,
Yet at last in true contrition;
Down before His cross I fell,
Where I found the full salvation,
That my mother knew so well. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #60

Author: Neal A. McAulay

McAulay, Neal A. (Nova Scotia, March, 1854--?). Born of Scottish parents "in the English town of Nova Scotia." At age 21 he moved to Boston and from there to Portland, Maine, in 1876. Converted in 1877; went to Chicago in 1882, and entered McCormick Theological Seminary in 1883 (B.D., 1886). Pastorates in Presbyterian churches in Wilton, Iowa (1886-1907) and Lyons, Louisiana (1907-?). In 1889 began writing gospel hymns. --Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though I wandered from the precepts
Title: Till I see my mother's face
Author: Neal A. McAulay
Refrain First Line: I shall meet my dear old mother bye and bye



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Gospel Hosannas: for church and Sabbath school, young people's services and evangelistic meetings #129Page Scan
Great Revival Hymns #171TextAudioPage Scan
Great Revival Hymns No.2 #60TextAudioPage Scan
Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d183
World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d239
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