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If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again

How sweet and happy seem
those 4 days of which I 1 dream
When memory recalls them now and 5 then
And 1 with what rapture sweet
my 4 weary heart would 1 beat
If I could hear my mother 5 pray a 1 gain

If I could (only) hear my 4 mother pray a 1 gain
If I could (only) hear her 2 tender voice as 5 then
So 1 glad I'd be (So happy I would be)
'twould 4 mean so much to 1 me
If I could hear my mother 5 pray a 1 gain

She used to pray that I
on Jesus would rely
And always walked the shining gospel way
So trusting still His love
I seek that home above
Where I shall meet my mother some glad day

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

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

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.