I Am Praying for You

I have a Savior, he's pleading in glory

Author: Samuel O'Malley Cluff
Tune: [I have a Savior, He's pleading in glory] (Sankey)
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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, oh, 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, oh, 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;
Oh, when I receive it all shining in brightness,
Dear friend, could I see you receiving one, too! [Refrain]

4 When Jesus 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 American Heritage Hymnal #350

Author: Samuel O'Malley Cluff

[Samuel Clough] Born: 1837, Dub­lin, Ire­land. Died: 1910, Tim­a­hoe, Queens Coun­ty, Ire­land. Cluff at­tend­ed Trin­i­ty Coll­ege and be­came a min­is­ter in the Church of Ire­land (Ang­li­can). He pas­tored in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Ire­land. In 1884, he be­came the lead­er of the Ply­mouth Breth­ren. He wrote about 1,000 songs, and com­posed ma­ny mel­o­dies and or­a­tor­ies. His works in­clude: Timogue Leaf­lets --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

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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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