The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again

Cat. #1571 (MFH #837) - As sung by Burl Harvey, Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 18, 1975

VERSE 1
How sweet an' --- it seems
Those days of -- -- -- --
In memory recalls them now an' then
-- --- ----- -- -- ---
My --- heart -- -- --
If I could hear my Mother, pray again

CHORUS:
If I could hear my Mother pray again
If I could hear her tender voice, as then
So, happy I would be, would mean so much to me
If I could hear, my Mother pray again

VERSE 2
She used to pray that I
On Jesus would rely
An' always walk th shinin' gospel way
An' trusting in His love, I'd seek that home above
Where I shall meet my Mother some glad day

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