If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again

How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream]
Published in 33 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream,
When memory recalls them now and then!
And with what rapture sweet my weary heart would beat,
If I could hear my mother pray again.

Refrain:
If I could hear my mother pray again,
If I could hear her tender voice as then!
So glad I’d be, ’twould mean so much to me,
If I could hear my mother pray again.

2 She used to pray that I on Jesus would rely,
And always walk the shining gospel way;
So trusting still His love, I seek that home above,
Where I shall meet my mother some glad day. [Refrain]

3 Within the old home-place her patient, smiling face
Was always spreading comfort, hope and cheer;
And when she used to sing to her eternal King,
It was the songs the angels loved to hear. [Refrain]

4 Her work on earth is done, the life-crown has been won,
And she will be at rest with Him above;
And some glad morning she, I know, will welcome me
To that eternal home of peace and love. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865.He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began wring songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream
Title: If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
Author: James Rowe
Meter: 12.10.12.10 with refrain
Language: English

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10472
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Timeless Truths #805
  • If_I_Could_Hear_My_Mother_Pray_Again.pdf (PDF)
  • If_I_Could_Hear_My_Mother_Pray_Again.sib (SIB, Scorch)
  • If_I_Could_Hear_My_Mother_Pray_Again.xml (XML)

Instances

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