Song: Tell Mother I'll Be There in The Old Story in Song

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Copyright 1898, by FIllmore Bros.

Published in The Old Story in Song (Copyright 1906, by Geo. W. Sanville)

Lyricist(s):
Fillmore, Charles Millard

Page 110
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 110
Verses: 4 verses

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Tell Mother I'll Be There, #110

Lyrics

Verse 1
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 angels, tell my mother I’ll be there.

Chorus
Tell mother I’ll be there in answer to her pray’r,
This message, guardian angels 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.

Verse 2
Tho’ 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 angels, tell my mother I’ll be there.

Verse 3
When I became a prodigal, and left the old roof-tree,
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 angels, tell my mother I’ll be there.

Verse 4
One day a message came to me, it bade me quickly come,
If I would see my mother ere the Saviour took her home;
I promised her, before she died, for heaven to prepare,–
O angels, tell my mother I’ll be there.