Scripture Verse

Pray for me. 1 Kings 13:6

Introduction

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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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Oat­man, would you ?

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Albrecht Dürer
1471–1528

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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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.

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