Scripture Verse

Pray for me. 1 Kings 13:6


Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Bil­lows of Praise (Fort Worth, Tex­as: R. H. Cor­ne­li­us, 1920), alt.

Music: R. L. Fer­gu­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Fer­gu­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Oat­man,


When you at the foot­stool of mer­cy
Are send­ing to Hea­ven your plea,
Remember in your in­ter­ces­sion
To of­fer a pray­er, too, for me.


Pray for me, pray for me,
Wherever on earth you may be.
For, O it will help in the bat­tle of life
To know you are pray­ing for me.

What tho’ we may part far asun­der,
Divided by land and by sea,
I know I’ll have hea­ven­ly bless­ings
If you will keep pray­ing for me.


I ask not a leng­thy pe­ti­tion,
But yet when upon bend­ed knee,
’Twill com­fort me much on life’s jour­ney
To think you are pray­ing for me.


Until we shall meet ov­er yon­der,
Our king and Re­deem­er to see,
For you, my dear friends, I’ll keep pray­ing,
While you are all pray­ing for me.


Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)