Caught up together…in the clouds.@1 Thessalonians 4:17
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William S. Nickle (1853-1914)

Author unknown.

Arranged by William S. Nickle, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

In a lonely churchyard, many miles away,
Lies your dear old mother, ’neath the cold, cold clay;
Mem’ries oft returning of her tears and sighs,
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

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Listen to her pleading, Wand’ring boy, come home,
Lovingly, entreating, do not longer roam;
Let your manhood waken, heav’nward lift your eyes;
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

Now the old home, vacant, has no charms for you;
One dear form is absent, mother, kind and true;
Evermore she dwells where pleasure never dies,
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

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Now in true repentance to the Savior flee,
He who pardoned mother, mercy has for thee;
Now He waits to comfort, He will not despise,
If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

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