Steal Away and Pray

O, steal away and pray

Tune: [O, steal away and pray]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O, steal away, and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus;
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Can't stay away.
Sinners, why don't you pray?
Sinners, why don't you pray?
Sinners, why don't you pray?
I can't stay away.

2 O, steal away, and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus;
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Can't stay away.
Seekers, why don't you pray?
Seekers, why don't you pray?
Seekers, why don't you pray?
I can't stay away.

3 O, steal away, and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus;
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Can't stay away.
Mourners, why don't you pray?
Mourners, why don't you pray?
Mourners, why don't you pray?
I can't stay away.

4 O, steal away, and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus;
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Steal away and pray,
I'm looking for my Jesus,
Can't stay away.
Brothers, why don't you pray?
Brothers, why don't you pray?
Brothers, why don't you pray?
I cant' stay away.

I prayed so hard,
When looking for my Jesus;
Prayed so hard,
When looking for my Jesus,
Prayed so hard,
When looking for my Jesus,
Can't stay away.

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1), 1907

Text Information

First Line: O, steal away and pray
Title: Steal Away and Pray
Place of Origin: United States
Language: English

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Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1) #11

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d92

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