Some mother's child

At home or away, in the alley or street

Author: Francis L. Keeler
Tune: [At home or abroad, in the alley or street]
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1 At home or abroad, in the alley or street,
Wherever I chance in the wide world to meet
A girl that is thoughtless, a boy that is wild,
My heart echoes softly—‘tis some mother’s child.

Refrain:
‘Tis some mother’s child!
‘Tis some mother’s child!
For her sake deal gently with some mother’s child,
For her sake deal gently with some mother’s child.

2 And when I see those o’er whom long years have roll’d,
Whose hearts have grown hardened, whose spirits are cold;
Be it woman all fallen, or man all defiled,
A voice whispers sadly—‘tis some mother’s child. [Refrain]

3 No matter how far from the right she hath strayed,
No matter what inroads dishonor hath made;
No matter what elements cankered the pearl—
Tho’ tarnished and sullied, she’s some mother’s girl. [Refrain]

4 No matter how wayward his footsteps have been;
No matter how deep he is sunken, in sin;
No matter how low is his standard of joy,—
Tho’ guilty and loathsome, he’s some mother’s boy. [Refrain]

5 That head hat been pillowed on tenderest breast;
That form hath been wept o’er, those lips have been pressed;
That soul hath been prayed for in tones sweet and mild;
For her sake deal gently with some mother’s child.

Source: Melodious Sonnets #93

Author: Francis L. Keeler

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Text Information

First Line: At home or away, in the alley or street
Title: Some mother's child
Author: Francis L. Keeler
Refrain First Line: Some mother's child

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The Cyber Hymnal #6196
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