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I heard my mother call my name in prayer

While kneeling by her bedside on the cottage on the hill

Author: E. M. Bartlett
Tune: [While kneeling by her bedside on the cottage on the hill]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 While kneeling by her bedside on the cottage on the hill,
My mother prayed her blessings on me there;
She was talking then to Jesus while ev’rything was still,
And I heard my mother call my name in prayer.

Refrain:
Yes I heard my mother call my name in prayer,
She was pouring out her heart to Jesus there,
Then I gave my heart to Him and He saved my soul from sin
For He heard my mother call my name in prayer.

2 She was anxious for her boy to be just what He ought to be
And she asked the Lord to take Him in His care;
Just the words I can’t remember but I know she prayed for me
For I heard my mother call my name in prayer. [Refrain]

3 How my heart was touched and tendered by the pray’r that mother pray’d!
I can almost see her form now kneeling there;
As she told her Lord and Savior just how far from Him I strayed,
Yes, I heard my mother call my name in prayer. [Refrain]

4 Then I gave my heart to Jesus and am living now for Him
And some day I’ll go to meet Him in the air;
For He heard my mother praying and has saved my soul from sin
Yes, He heard my mother call my name in prayer. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #112

Author: E. M. Bartlett

E. M. Bartlett was born December 24, 1883 in Waynesville, Missouri. His family later moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas. Bartlett received training as a music teacher and was a leader in developing Southern gospel music. He was employed by Central Music Company, a publisher of shape note singing books based in Hartford, which was owned by David Moore and Will H. Ramsey. Bartlett persuaded Moore and John A. McClung to partner with him to form Hartford Music Company. In 1921, Bartlett established the Hartford Music Institute, a shape note school. He provided opportunities for many songwriters and musicians in gospel music, including Albert E. Brumley. In 1939 he suffered a stroke and afterwards wrote "Victory in Jesus." Dianne Shapiro, fr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While kneeling by her bedside on the cottage on the hill
Title: I heard my mother call my name in prayer
Author: E. M. Bartlett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Humbard Family Songs #d114

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Songs of Old-Time Power #d207

Songs of the Coming King #d160

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Soul Inspiring Songs #112

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