Will S. Hays

Song Information

Written by William S. Hays (1869) Earliest Recording by Betsy Lane Shepherd (May 3, 1917 / 1919) Multiple releases throughout the years including Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountian Boys (1972)


When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars And the beautiful moon sweeps the sky When the dew drops of heaven are kissing the rose It is then that my memory flies Upon the wings of some beautiful dove To hasten the message of cheer I’ll send you a kiss of affection and say I’ll remember you, Love, in my prayers When the angels of heaven are guarding the good As God has ordained them to do In answer to prayers that I offered to Him I know there’s one waiting for you Go where you will on land or on sea I’ll share all your sorrows and cares And at night when I kneel by my bedside to pray I’ll remember you, Love, in my prayers May the angels be with you and guard you through life And guide you up Heaven’s bright stairs And know that I love you wherever you roam I’ll remember you, Love, in my prayers