When the evening shadows kiss the west

When the evening shadows kiss the west

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [When the evening shadows kiss the west]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the evening shadows kiss the west,
There comes a vision so fair,
Of an aged form on bended knee,
My mother engaged in prayer.

I saw my mother kneeling,
Her eyes were closed in prayer;
I heard a low faint whisper,
My name was mentioned there.

2 Though I’m far away from those loved best,
I know I am thought of there;
And a wayward son in alien clime
Has mention in mother’s prayer. [Refrain]

3 When that kneeling form I seem to see,
Her heart before God laid bare,
Then I know those tears flow forth for me,
I’m mentioned in mother’s prayer. [Refrain]

4 O the cruel shame! I’ve spurned her so!
God answer my mother’s prayer!
Let the wand’ring son come home tonight,
For heaven his soul prepare. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Gospel Songs #4

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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: When the evening shadows kiss the west
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: I saw my mother kneeling



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Glad Gospel Songs #4

Immanuel's Praise #d219

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