Courage, mother, though your children stray

Courage, mother, though your children stray

Author: Annie Lewis Pinfold
Tune: [Courage, mother, though your children stray]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. Courage, mother, though your children stray
Far from paths of love and peace away.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last.

Refrain
Better days are dawning; joy will come at last
God will hear and answer, as in ages past.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last.

2. Cease not praying, sad, disheartened wife,
For the one that’s dearer far than life.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last. [Refrain]

3. Weary sufferer, through long hours of pain,
By you stands the Comforter again.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last. [Refrain]

4. All who falter ’neath a load of care,
Christ will aid, your heavy burdens share.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #488

Author: Annie Lewis Pinfold

Annie L. Pinfold was born in Windsor, England in 1870. She later lived in a small town near the border of Maine and New Hampshire.She started writing short stories for Sunday school publications but then started writing hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Courage, mother, though your children stray
Author: Annie Lewis Pinfold
Refrain First Line: Better days are dawning

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