Scripture Verse

Her children arise up, and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28

Introduction

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Judson W. Van DeVenter
(1855–1939)

Words: Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter, in The Peace­mak­er, ed­it­ed by Win­field S. Weed­en & George Bea­ver­son (New York: Wee­den & Van De Ven­ter, 1894).

Music: J. W. Ward (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ward’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

This life is beset with temptation,
Surrounding us everywhere,
But Jesus is able to keep you—
Remember your mother’s prayer.

Refrain

Remember, my child, Oh, remember,
The years of maternal care;
The days that I prayed for you, dear one—
Remember your mother’s prayer.

My life and its labors are over,
I’m going to rest over there;
Abide in the love of your Savior

Remember your mother’s prayer.

Refrain

Though gone, I shall never forget you,
But wait in my mansion fair,
That sometime I’ll meet you up yonder

Remember your mother’s prayer.

Refrain