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Somebody's praying for you

Come to the Father, O wanderer, come

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Come to the Father, O wanderer, come] (Miles)
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come to the Father, O Wanderer come,
Somebody’s praying for you;
Turn from the sin-paths no longer to roam,
Somebody’s praying for you.
Somebody loves you wherever you stray,
Bears you in faith to God day after day;
Pray’rfully follows you all the dark way,
Somebody’s praying for you, for you.

Refrain:
For you I am praying,
For you I am praying,
For you I am praying,
I’m praying for you.

2 God’s voice is calling, O do not delay,
Somebody’s praying for you;
Bow at the mercy-seat, bend while you may,
Somebody’s praying for you.
Somebody’s wresting in pray’r for your soul,
Longing to see you made perfectly whole;
Down where the billows of Calvary roll
Somebody’s praying for you, for you. [Refrain]

3 Quench not the spirit but yield from your heart,
Somebody’s praying for you;
God waits his pardon, his peace to impart,
Somebody’s praying for you.
Kneel in your weakness confessing your sin,
Tho’ they are many and dark tho’ they’ve been;
Open your heart, let love’s cleansing tide in,
Somebody’s praying for you, for you. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #134

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come to the Father, O wanderer, come
Title: Somebody's praying for you
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: For you I am praying

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

Christian Service Songs #242

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Give Thanks and Sing #57

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d22

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Gospel Gems Number 1 #134

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Hymns of Pentecost #127

Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d27

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Ideal Sunday School Hymns #194

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d29

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Magnificat #128

Melodies of Grace and Hope #d31

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New Songs of Pentecost #134

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #105

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #124

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #124

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #272

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 3 #86

Offering of Praise #d21

Revival Gems No. 1 #d7

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Songs of Service #82

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The Gospel Message No. 1 #112

The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d16

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The Gospel Message No. 2 #95

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #134

The New and Living Way, Burning Bush Songs No. 5 #d8

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The Voice of Praise No. 2 #194

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #112

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