Scripture Verse

Do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8

Introduction

illustration
Young Mother
Georges Moreau de Tours
1848–1901

Words: S. Otis Roe, in The Ideal Song and Hymn Book, by Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1909), num­ber 67.

Music: Ow­en F. Pugh (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Roe (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Owen F. Pugh
1867–1920

Lyrics

Tho’ far away you’ve wandered,
From home and mother’s God,
Tho’ golden hours you’ve squandered,
And paths of sin you’ve trod,
Your mother loves you still;
Your mother loves you still,
Tho’ other friends may prove untrue,
Your mother loves you still.

Whene’er your name is spoken,
Her eyes with tears are wet;
Her heart is almost broken,
But she can ne’er forget.
Your mother loves you still;
Your mother loves you still,
Tho’ other friends may prove untrue,
Your mother loves you still.

Your mother loves you dearly,
But Jesus loves you more;
His voice, now calling clearly,
Has called you oft before.
Your Savior loves you still,
Your Savior loves you still;
Tho’ all the world may prove untrue,
Your Savior loves you still.

While now your friends are praying,
He waits, your heart to fill;
He’ll keep your feet from straying,
Your Savior loves you still.
Your Savior loves you still,
Your Savior loves you still;
Tho’ all the world may prove untrue,
Your Savior loves you still.