I thought of you, mother

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1 I thought of you, mother, when tempted to stray,
When far from my Savior I wandered away;
In all the rough places it kept my life true,
Because of your message, "I’m praying for you!"

Refrain:
I thought of you, mother, I thought of you, mother,
The love never failing, that followed your son;
I thought of you, mother, I thought of you, mother,
My soul for the Savior your pure life has won.

2 I thought of you, mother, tho’ long I have trod
The pathway that led me from home and from God;
Your trust never failing, your wonderful love,
Are guiding my footsteps to Jesus above. [Refrain]

3 I thought of you, mother—no more will I roam;
The angels are shouting,"A sinner’s come home!"
When safe I am standing at Heaven’s bright goal,
I’ll look for the mother whose faith saved my soul. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10580

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as 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 >

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First Line: I thought of you, mother
Author: Lizzie DeArmond

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