Friday, August 10, 2012

Mother's Last Word To Her Son

    I never can forget the day
   When my dear Mother did sweetly say,
   "You are leavin', my darling boy,
   You always have been your mother's joy."

   "Now as you leave in this world to roam
   You may not be able to get back home.
   But remember Jesus, who lives on high
   And is watchin' over you with a mighty eye."

   "The world is so full of old sin and woe
   And many sorrows everywhere you go.
   But remember Jesus, who's everywhere
   You get in trouble now, he'll meet you there."

   "If you'll bow down before his face
   And trust in him for his saving grace, now,
   And you have a burden, he'll make them light
   And he sure will guide you all in the right."


   Now when I think of my Mother dear
   How often she did, and try to cheer
   My wandering mind, whilst going astray,
   By saying, "Son, accept the way."

This song was written and recorded by Washington Phillips back in the 1920's.

I heard it it the movie We Need To Talk About Kevin(really good move). I fell in love with the song and was amazed that I had not ever heard it before.

I found a remake by a modern group called Awkward I. It is really good(in my opinion). The original recording has also been posted on YouTube I think.

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