Where Is My Wayward Boy Tonight


Where is my wayward boy tonight?
Out in a world of care?
Roving in sin,-how sad the sight!
Forgetting a mother’s pray’r.

Chorus:
Where is my boy tonight?
Where is my boy tonight?
Where is my boy tonight?
Oh, where is my boy tonight?

Where is my wayward boy tonight?
Off on the plains of woe,
Grieving a loving mother’s heart?
Oh, child, can you treat her so? [Chorus]

Where is my wayward boy tonight?
Has he forgotten home?
Oh, could he know the pray’rs and tears
Of mother, so sad and lone! [Chorus]

Where is my wayward boy tonight?
Where will he lay his head?
Oh, is he suff’ring in the cold,
No shelter, no home, nor bread? [Chorus]

Where is my wayward boy tonight?
Does he not care for me,-
Pleading in love to teach him right,
While sitting upon my knee? [Chorus]

Where is my wayward boy tonight?
Lord, do not let him stray;
Can he a mother’s love requite,
By sinning his life away? [Chorus]