God Will Care for Mother Now

Published by chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St. N.Y.

God will care for Mother now.

Death has crept upon your pathway,
Hope of life has almost gone,
Yet, my comrade, in your anguish,
There’s friend excelled by none.
He that is the god of battle,
Looks upon your anxious brow,
He will comfort her in sorrow—
He will care for mother now.

Do not grieve for her, my brother,
Though the ties that bind are sweet,
Look to Jesus—he has promised
That in heaven we all may meet.
For your country’s weal you’ve battled,
To your friends you e’er was dear,
War’s fierce din has raged around you,
Ne’er grim death to make you fear.

Let this cheer you while you’re dying,
That you’ve done your duty here,
Christ has promised to reward you,
And you’ll meet your mother there.
Good-bye comrade! God be with you,
We must leave you, so farewell,
And in heaven we’ll hope a meeting,
Ne’er to hear a parting knell.

Ah! his pulse has ceased its beating,
Soon the spark of life has fled,
Nineteen years of earthly trials—
Now one of the soldier dead!
Rest from cares of home or battle,
Mother, sister, country, friend,
Till one last, one heavenly greeting,
When before God’s throne we bend.

500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort Street, New York.

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