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VP_012793 Verse 1In every home there's a vacant chair, And at the close of day, In every heart there's a tender thought, for some loved one far away. But if you could look in a mother's heart, find the love and longing there. Would you think of her tears, and your wasted years, If you heard her make this pray'r: Chorus 1Watch o'er my wand'ring boy for me, and please keep him safe to night Just help him along if he does wrong, and teach him to do what's right Won't you show him the way that leads to home, and guide his foot steps there let your love divine, be with him all time, That's ev'ry mother's prayer. Verse 2It's mother alone who will cling to you, When all your hopes are vain, She tries all the while, with her loving smile, just to cheer you up again. But you never know what a friend you had, till you leave her side to stray. Then you still claim a part of her aching heart, As she kneels each night to pray:
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1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
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Freeman, Harold; Albert, Sam; and Reid, "Every Mother's Prayer" (1920). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 3868.