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Tell Mother I'll Be There
Words and Music by Charles M. Filmore

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PLEASE NOTE - ONLY THE CHORUS IS IN OUR HYMNAL

          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!

            Chorus
            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!

            Chorus
            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.

          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!

            Chorus
            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.

          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!

            Chorus
            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.


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