Give Mother My Crown

She labored so hard in this world below
She didn’t have things that most mothers know
Raising her children on a widow’s small pay
Washing and ironing since dad passed away.

I want to go to Heaven when this life is o’er
I want to be with Jesus on eternity’s shore
But If I’ve a crown coming when rewards go around
Please, blessed Jesus give mother my crown.

I didn’t realize it when I was a lad
Just how great a burden my mother had
Adoption was offered but momma said no
She raised us and taught us the right way to go.