Tell Mother I’ll Be There

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Here’s a great hymn for Mother’s Day. Special thanks to Emmanuel Padilla for introducing me to this one.

Lyrics and Music: Charles M. Filmore

When I was but a little child how well I recollect
How I would grieve my mother with my folly and neglect;
And now that she has gone to Heav’n I miss her tender care:
O Savior, tell my mother, I’ll be there!

Refrain:
Tell mother I’ll be there, in answer to her prayer;
This message, blessed Savior, to her bear!
Tell mother I’ll be there, Heav’n’s joys with her to share;
Yes, tell my darling mother I’ll be there.

Though I was often wayward, she was always kind and good;
So patient, gentle, loving when I acted rough and rude;
My childhood griefs and trials she would gladly with me share:
O Savior, tell my mother, I’ll be there!

When I became a prodigal, and left the old rooftree,
She almost broke her loving heart in mourning after me;
And day and night she prayed to God to keep me in His care:
O Savior, tell my mother, I’ll be there!

One day a message came to me, it bade me quickly come
If I would see my mother ere the Savior took her home;
I promised her, before she died, for Heaven to prepare:
O Savior, tell my mother, I’ll be there!

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One Response to “Tell Mother I’ll Be There”

  1. Emmanuel Padilla says:

    Hi Christopher. I just wanted to say thank you very much for the two Mother’s Day Hymns you rendered for me. Many of the older mothers recalled these beautiful hymns that brought joy and wonderful memories to them. It would not have been possible without your help! Your gift and talents are being enjoyed by many around the world. Keep up the great work. Lord Bless!

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