Forsake not the law of thy mother. Proverbs 1:8
Words: Maud F. Jackson, in Immanuel’s Praise, edited by Charles M. Alexander et al.(New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1914), number 90. This song is a good illustration of the power of a parent’s role model.
If you know where to get a good photo of Jackson or Johnson (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
I hear them still in memory,
No matter where I go,
The hymns my mother sang to me
With tender voice and low.
The paths of sin I long had trod,
But heard her voice again
sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stain.
Oft times when sad, I hear her voice,
Sing of a
From every stormy wind that blows,
Beneath the mercy seat.