Vision Of Mother

Oft my thoughts drift back to childhood
To the times when I was free
As I played before the fireside
Round my darling mother’s knee

   There’s a blessed home up yonder
   Where my loved ones wait for me
   I saw mother in a vision
   Kneeling there to pray for me

Then one day our mother left us
Daddy said she’d gone to rest
I remember how she loved me
As she clutched me to her breast

Some sweet day I’ll meet you mother
Your little boy is coming home
To see you as in days of childhood
The one you loved and left alone