Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

My Mother

To my memory comes a vision

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [To my memory comes a vision]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 To my memory comes a vision
That my heart can ne’er forget,
Of my mother, with her tender care for me,
For the face of years forgotten
Still remains, I see it yet,
And her brow reflects the light of Calvary.

And the teardrops, how they glistened!
When she told me of His love,
How the tender Shepherd came to seek the lost,
O’er the mountain, thro’ the valley,
Every footprint stained with blood,
Till He purchased my Redemption on the cross.

2 ‘Twas the voice of my dear mother,
Full of love and sympathy,
That so often cheered my heart when sad and lone,
For I felt the need of Jesus,
And her constant pray’r for me
Led my wandering footsteps to my Father’s home. [Refrain]

3 Though my mother has departed,
Still I feel her spirit near,
As she pleads before the Heav’nly Father’s throne,
And her pray’rs my life shall answer
For I long to meet her there,
And to see the Christ who bought me for His own. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #116

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To my memory comes a vision
Title: My Mother
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: And the teardrops, how they glistened



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
TextAudioPage Scan

Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #116

Page Scan

Gospel Hymns and Songs #116

Page Scan

Great Revival Hymns #128

Page Scan

Great Revival Hymns No.2 #125

Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d206

Page Scan

Seth Parker's Hymnal #95

Seth Parker's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d172

Page Scan

Songs for Service #106

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us