I never sat alone in my pain
Waiting for help - waiting in vain --
For Mama was there with sweet soothing words
Wisdom to lend when I finally heard.
Oh, how I love the guidance she gave
Helping her child to be brave...
My Motherís prayers came from a loving heart,
My Motherís prayers help me to stand apart.
Choosing my way in careful deeds
I stood alone - but not in need -
For she was there with her Motherís prayer.
Each race I won - Mama was there,
Cheering me on - saying her prayer,
And when I fell, bleeding and bruised,
I could look up to that face I knew -
Shining with hope - telling me true
"Iíll always be there for you."
My Motherís prayers filled me with hope again,
My Motherís prayers made her my dearest friend,
And in my prayer I called her name
Again and again - I know the gain -
Iím only here because of Mamaís prayers.
My Motherís eyes let His love shine through -
Her deep desires were His wishes too ...
Sometimes at night when Iím all alone
I hear a voice - much like my own -
Saying a prayer, making a plea,
Just like my Mom did for me...
My Motherís prayers - hallowed forevermore -
My Motherís prayer - echo from Heavenís shore,
My Motherís prayer I hear again
And say them when my childís in need -
Loveís always there - in a Motherís prayer....
Loveís always there - in a Motherís prayer.
Where are you from they ask of me
I hesitate not to reply
For I recall what I used to be
But that used to be did die
In death beneath a Cross I lay
All that my life was before
Then calmly rise to really live
Peace found forevermore
And even though in earthly birth
When ask this thing to write
Is hard not to shout about
The place I made things right
My oh my to truly know
What Christ had done for man
Is more than tongue or pen can tell
To say it again and again
If at His Cross you have found
Then you know that I'm not lying
If they ask the place I was born
I say my birthplace is Zion