The dying mother    (video)

 

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1. On a cold winters eve as the snow flakes were falling

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    in a low humble cottage a poor mother lay,

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    and although wrecked with pain as she lies there contented

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    with her savior her friend and peace with Him made.

 

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We will all meet again on that great judgment morning,

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the book will be opened, the roll will be called.

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Oh, how sad it will be if forever were parted,

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while some rise to glory and others stand to fall.

 

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2. Oh, that mother of yours has gone oe'r the river,

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    and you promised you'd meet her while knelt by her bed.

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    As the death sweat rolled off and fell down on her pillow,

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    over memories she'll live although she is dead.

 

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3. You remember the kiss and the last words she uttered,

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    oh, the arms that embraced you are with you no more.

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    As we stand by the grave tears drops fall on her passage,

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    and we vow there to meet her on that happy shore.       +  CHORUS

 

    (The Carter Family)