I Am Praying for You

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1 I have a Savior, He’s pleading in glory,
A dear, loving Savior, though earth-friends be few;
And now He is watching in tenderness o’er me,
But O, that my Savior were your Savior, too!

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

2 I have a Father; to me He has given
A hope for eternity, blessed and true;
And soon will He call me to meet Him in heaven,
But O, that He’d let me bring you with me, too! [Refrain]

3 I have a robe, ’tis resplendent in whiteness,
Awaiting in glory my wondering view;
O, when I receive it all shining in brightness,
Dear friend, could I see you receiving one, too! [Refrain]

4 When He has found you, tell others the story,
That my loving Savior is your Savior, too;
Then pray that your Savior may bring them to glory,
And prayer will be answered- ’twas answered for you! [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #329

Author: Samuel O'Malley Cluff

Rv Samuel O'Malley Gore Cluff (Clough) United Kingdom 1837-1910. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he attended Trinity College and became a minister in the (Anglican) Church of Ireland. He pastored at various locations in Ireland. In 1884 he became leader of the Plymouth Brethren. He married Anne Blake Edge. They had four children. He wrote hymn poems and about 1000 songs. He composed many melodies and oratories. He died in Abbeyleix, Ireland. While holding crusades in Scotland with D. L. Moody, Ira Sankey came across Cluff's poem about prayer and composed the music for it, used in subsequent crusades. John Perry Go to person page >


I have a Saviour, He's pleading in glory. [Praying for Others.] This is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Song & Solos, 1878, as by "S. O'M. Clough."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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