On memory's wall engraven stands

On memory's wall engraven stands

Author: Charles J. Butler
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 On memory’s wall engraven stands
My mother’s precious face;
Time’s rude and ever busy hands
Naught from it can erase.

My mother’s face, her precious face,
In memory lives today;
Time’s hand some pictures may erase,
Her face ne’er fades away.

2 The clouds from sorrow’s dreary night
Oft o’er face would drift;
But faith, which shone so clear and bright,
Those sable clouds would lift. [Refrain]

3 I saw her face in death grow cold,
I saw it laid away;
But yet methinks I still behold,
That same sweet face today. [Refrain]

4 When in the haunts of sin I strayed,
Lo! mother’s face was there;
That look made gilded pleasures fade,
I sought the house of prayer. [Refrain]

5 Some day within yon gates of gold,
Thro’ grace my feet shall stand;
There mother’s face I will behold,
Amid the blood washed band. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9347

Author: Charles J. Butler

(no biographical information available about Charles J. Butler.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On memory's wall engraven stands
Author: Charles J. Butler
Refrain First Line: My mother's face, her precious face



The Cyber Hymnal #9347
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)