Pray for Me

When you at the footstool of mercy

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [When you at the footstool of mercy]
Published in 19 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 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.

2 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]

3 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. [Refrain]

4 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. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12630

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When you at the footstool of mercy
Title: Pray for Me
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Pray for me, pray for me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12630
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The Cyber Hymnal #12630

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