In Memory of Mother
by Mrs. Joe H. Morrow Nannie Cora Griggs Morrow
Nov. 27, 1941
Just one year ago today,
Mother smiled and went away;
To that sweet home beyond the skies,
Where we shall meet her by and by.
And as I stood beside her bed,
I kissed her dying face;
I knew the angels soon would come,
To take her to that heavenly place.
I’m glad I heard her speak my name,
Before she went away;
That tender voice I’ll never forget,
While on this earth I stay.
She crossed her hands upon her breast.
And heard the Savior’s voice;
And with a smile she closed her eyes,
And bid farewell to earth.
She breathed her last and dying breath,
Her head was on my arm;
I pressed a kiss upon her cheek,
But Mother dear was gone.
It was so sad to see her go,
But God’s will must be done;
We’ll meet again to part no more,
When the dear Lord calls us home.
The years are swiftly passing by,
I know I soon must go;
I’ll meet dear Mother at the door,
Where parting is no more.
I want to ride that heavenly train,
The train dear Father rode;
When he left this world of sin and pain,
For Cannon’s happy shore.
Submitted by: Patricia (Griggs) Stricklin
|Nannie Cora Griggs Morrow