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My mother’s hand is on my brow,
Her gentle voice is pleading now;
Across the years so marred by sin
What memories of love steal in!


O mother, when I think of thee,
’Tis but a step to Calvary;
Thy gentle hand upon my brow
Is leading me to Jesus now.

Once more I see that look of pain,
The anguish in those eyes again;
My heart is sad, for well I know
My sin has caused this bitter woe.

While others scorned me in their pride
She gently drew me to her side;
When all the world has turned away,
My mother stood by me that day.

While others scorned me in their pride
My mother’s love, my mother’s tears,
The tho’t of all her constant care
Doth bring the answer to her prayer.

I’m coming home, by sin beset,
For Jesus loves me even yet;
My mother’s love brings home to me
The greater love ofCalvary.

Robert Harkness died this date,5/8/1961atLon­don,Eng­land.  God allowed him to at­tend a re­viv­al where R. A. (Ru­ben Arch­er) Tor­rey and Charles M. Al­ex­and­er were ministering.  Hark­ness be­came the piano player for Al­ex­and­er and was converted to Jesus Christ.  (Reportedly he was converted “on a bi­cy­cle,” then an important means of transportation.  Harkness made round-the-world-tours with Tor­rey and Al­ex­and­er.  He is said to have penned over 2,000 hymns/Gos­pel songs.  Harkness was born 3/2/1880, atBen­di­go,Aus­tral­ia.

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