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Shake Hands With Mother Again

If I should be living when Jesus comes
And 4 know the day and the 1 hour
I'd like to be standing at mother's tomb
When Jesus 5 comes in His 1 power

Twill be a wonderful happy day
Up 4 there on the golden 1 strand
When I can hear Jesus, my Savior say
Shake hands with 5 mother a 1 gain

I'd like to say, Mother, this is your boy
You left when you went away
And now, my dear mother, it gives me great joy
To see you again today

There's coming a time when I can go home
To meet my loved ones there
There I can see Jesus upon His throne
In that bright city so fair

There'll be no sorrow no pain to bear
In that home beyond the sky
A glorious thought when we all get there
We never will say goodbye

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.